For Dwayne Johnson fans, you’ll be happy to know that Netflix has just gained the rights to Tom Wheeler’s John Henry and the Statesmen. Jake Kasdan, who directed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, will direct the upcoming project. The streaming service won out of many who bid for the project, which makes The Rock’s first Netflix original movie and considering what a big star he is, this is a huge win for Netflix.
“Netflix is the perfect partner and platform for us to continue entertaining our global audience in a disruptive way,” Johnson said. “These diverse characters speak to a legacy of storytelling that is more relevant than ever and span across a worldwide audience regardless of age, gender, race, or geography.”
Hiram Garcia, who is the president of Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Production; was pitched the idea by Wheeler, and everything seems like it’s right in motion. Dany Garcia states:
“We have been committed to an international storytelling model for more than a decade. Our partnership with Netflix is giving us an incredible opportunity to reach a broad and diverse audience in the most accessible and intimate manner. We are absolutely thrilled with the opportunity.”
As we find out more, we will let you know!
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