The former wrestling rivals are coming together for a film project! Dwayne Johnson took to social media to announce that he has found the star of his upcoming movie – John Cena!
Dwayne is producing The Janson Directive, which is based on the novel of the same name.
The bestseller was written by none other than Robert Ludlum, who is best known for the Bourne series.
The Rock was super excited to share with his followers the news that John Cena will be playing the lead – Paul Janson, a former Navy SEAL who gets drawn into a huge international conspiracy.
‘I found my star. And the star of Janson Directive’s going to be my good pal, John Cena. I have known John for years, he is so excited to play the role, I am excited for him, he is committed,’ Dwayne said on Instagram.
The two have known each other for a long time due to both being wrestlers and The Rock recalled a story from that period.
‘Our history goes way back. We once wrestled a 45 minute Wrestlemania match and at the 15 minute mark, the very top of my quadriceps and my adductor tendons were ripped from my pelvis. Excruciating pain, I could not feel my legs, had to wrestle for thirty more minutes. Afterwards, John comes back with two shots of moonshine, said, ‘Here, this will kill the pain.’’
Cena and Johnson have always been rivals but in a playful way and have continued the banter in different ways even after The Rock started focusing more on acting.
For instance, earlier in the month, they consequently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and took some jabs at one another.
Knowing that Cena would be on the show the very next day, The Rock said: ‘When you see him, send him my love and I know he will be on the show. And say, ‘Listen, DJ wants to remind you that if he acts up, I’ll knock his teeth so far down his throat that he will stick a toothbrush up his a** to brush them.’’
Found my star! Congrats to my good bud John Cena on landing the lead role for our movie, THE JANSON DIRECTIVE. A project that myself, @sevenbucksprod, our production partners and Universal Studios have been developing for years now. Congrats man and I’m excited to go on this journey with you. Thank you for your commitment to the role and remember, as your producer if you screw up, I’m coming to set and droppin’ the People’s Elbow on ya. And you know first hand how devastating my elbow drops can be ??? Congrats my friend and let’s go make a good one. #JansonDirective #JohnCena #SevenBucksProds #CaptivateEnt #WeedRoadPics #MythologyEnt #UNIVERSAL
Cena’s response was just as funny: ‘I am not going to take that! Listen up, Dwayne Johnson, if that’s your real name. Everybody around the world knows your first name is ‘T’ and your last name is ‘Herock.’ You just pronounce it stupid and that gets me even more pissed.’
‘So your threat is, you want to clean my butt? So the question I have for you, T-Herock, is – do you want to smell what John Cena is putting out?’ Cena joked.
Haha, they’re obviously very close and we can’t wait to see the movie they’re going to be working together on!