If theres one thing we know about Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, its that he likes to stay busy—and when hes not working out, hes probably working on a movie. Yesterday he announced that he will star in and produce yet another film, called John Henry and The Statesmen. Its a family-oriented film portraying folk heroes from around the world, and hes cast as John Henry, the broad-shouldered railroad worker who won a contest against a steam drill for powering through rock to make a tunnel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be released by Netflix and directed by Jake Kasdan, who also directed Johnson in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
The rest of the cast hasnt been announced yet, and the brief teaser of a trailer that The Rock shared on Twitter provides few clues:
In a Netflix press release, Johnson hinted at the films global perspective, although didnt give specifics on who the other legendary characters might be.
"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," he said.
The Rock has been spending a lot of time in front of the camera lately: He recently finished filming Jungle Cruise, and hes in the middle of filming the Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw in London. So while hes definitely the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, he might be the hardest-working, too.