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Dwayne Johnson cast in HBO series about retired athletes

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson to star in HBO show about retired ball players

Dwayne Johnson, also know as “The Rock,” continues to rack up the gigs. HBO announced that it has cast Johnson in a 30-minute dramedy about the lives of retired athletes who live in Miami.

The untitled series comes from the collaborative efforts of actor/producer Mark Wahlberg and producer Stephen Levinson (Entourage). Johnson will share EP credits, also.

This role should be a breeze for Johnson, who is a natural born athlete, having played Division 1 football (for the Miami Hurricanes, nonetheless) and briefly in the Canadian Football League. A professional wrestling career was next (it ran in the family) and once Johnson hit the WWF, the rest is history.

I can’t wait to see who rounds out the cast. Will there be cameos by the likes of Terrell Owens or Chad Johnson? What Hollywood beauties will be cast as wives or love interests?

The pilot will be filmed this fall.

Hollywood Reporter