Is anybody in Hollywood better suited to create a show about wrestling than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson?
That's exactly what the actor and former wrestler will do, with the help of producer Will Ferrell.
Johnson and Ferrell will team up to create a show for Fox that's inspired by Johnson's experiences in the world of pro-wrestling, as well as the experiences of former WWE head writer Grian Gewirtz, Variety reports.
It is unclear whether The Rock will star in the series, with his busy acting schedule on the HBO comedy "Ballers" and his seemingly countless upcoming film projects.
Johnson spoke about the project to Variety:
This November will mark the twentieth anniversary of my professional wrestling debut. I was 24-years-old, putting in the hard work, making $40 bucks per match and had no clue of the long journey that lay ahead of me with characters and backstage stories so colorful you’d think there’s no way that can be true. The entertaining show that goes on in front of the crowd pales in comparison to the insanely entertaining show that goes on backstage. Brian and myself can’t wait to tell our stories.
Gerwitz also spoke about the project:
Coming from Hollywood to the wrestling industry, with its intense backstage atmosphere and larger than life personalities, was a major culture shock. After working in the business for over 15 years, Dwayne and I had encounters and experiences that were unbelievable as well as unforgettable. We can’t wait to bring this project to the fans.
The Fox series is in its early stages of development, but stay tuned for information as more details are revealed.