What’s that smell? Do you smell it? I believe it’s the smell of success. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is now one of the biggest movie stars around, which is pretty impressive for someone who started as wrestler.
Yeah, it’s mostly acting inside the ring, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to make the switch to films. Just take a look at John Cena’s movie career. Or don’t take a look. It’s probably best if you don’t.
But Johnson has successfully made the switch, and it now looks like he will bring his silky smooth voice to the world of animation. TheWrap was the first to report that Johnson was in talks to voice a Hawaiian demi-god named Maui in the upcoming Disney film, Moana.
The film won’t even be released until late in 2016, so we don’t know the details surrounding the project. However, we do know it’s a “CG-animated comedy-adventure from The Little Mermaid team of Ron Clements and John Musker.”
It will center around Moana Waialiki, a born navigator, who is on a quest to find a fabled island. During her journey, she receives help from her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui. The first concept art for the film can be seen at the top of the page.
As we mentioned above, TheWrap first reported the rumor, and now we have confirmation from the man himself. The Rock tweeted out this message to his followers.
Congratulations! We can’t wait to watch it.