VARIETY: The Rock to Star as Hawaiian King Kamehameha in Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The King’


Dwayne Johnson will play Hawaiian king Kamehameha in the historical drama “The King” from director Robert Zemeckis.

Warner Bros. and New Line won an auction for the Randall Wallace script for “The King,” written about the first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Johnson will produce through his Seven Bucks Productions company, along with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia. Zemeckis is also producing with Beau Flynn through FlynnPictureCo. Wendy Jacobson will executive produce. The studio plans to shoot the film in 2020.

Kamehameha unified the Hawaiian Islands following a series of battles during the 1790s and took steps to ensure they remained a united realm after his death. Johnson had been eyeing the movie in recent years and … Read the Full Story HERE



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