Dwayne Johnson cast in SEAL Team 666. The casting of Dwayne Johnson in SEAL Team 666 answers the question of who will play the lead role in the horror film. Dwayne Johnson will play Navy SEAL Cadet Jack Walker in the Evan Spiliotopoulos scripted film based on the Weston Ochse written book. Dwayne Johnson will also be executive producing the film as well.
On the other people behind the scenes of SEAL Team 666:
[the] MGM’s action project…will [be]…executive produce[d]…with Dany Garcia, as well as Brendan Deneen and Peter Joseph of Macmillan Films…Hiram Garcia, a former assistant to Johnson, will produce Seal Team 666, which is in development and has no director at this stage.
The plot synopsis from the book the film will be based on:
Halfway through SEAL training, Cadet Jack Walker, still green but showing incredible promise, is whisked away to join four SEALs and their dog for a special ops mission. Walker soon finds himself in a whirlwind of otherworldly creatures and events as he discovers the true nature of SEAL Team 666. Battling demons, possessed humans, mass-murdering cults, and evil in its darkest and most and ancient form, the members of SEAL Team 666 have their work cut out for them. And it’s not long before they realize that the threat isn’t directed against the US alone — an ancient and deadly cult has far bigger plans, and Walker is at the center of a supernatural conflict in which the entire world is at stake.
On Dwayne Johnson:
Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler who works for WWE.
Johnson was a college football player. In 1991, he was on the University of Miami’s national championship team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, and was cut two months into the 1995 season. This led him to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson. Originally billed as “Rocky Maivia”, he gained mainstream fame as “The Rock” in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1996 to 2004, and was the first third-generation wrestler in the company’s history. He returned to wrestling part-time for WWE from 2011 to 2013.
Johnson is widely considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He had 17 championship reigns in WWE, including ten world title reigns: the WWF/E Championship eight times and the WCW/World Championship twice. He won the WWF Intercontinental Championship twice and the World Tag Team Championship five times. He is the sixth WWF/E Triple Crown Champion, and won the 2000 Royal Rumble.
Johnson’s autobiography The Rock Says… (co-written with Joe Layden) was published in 2000. It debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list and remained on the list for several weeks. Johnson’s first leading film role was in The Scorpion King in 2002. For this role, he was paid US$5.5 million, a world record for an actor in his first starring role. He has since appeared in several successful films, including The Rundown, Be Cool, Walking Tall, Gridiron Gang, The Game Plan, Get Smart, Race to Witch Mountain, Planet 51, Tooth Fairy, Doom, The Other Guys, Faster, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6.
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