Hay reparto para la serie biográfica cómica sobre Dwayne Johnson, 'Young Rock'
Dwayne Johnson ha revelado via Instagram el reparto de la proxima serie de comedia de NBC, 'Young Rock'. Coincidiendo con el inicio de su produccion, el actor confirmo que Bradley Constant interpretara a Johnson con 15 años, Uli Latukefu sera un Johnson de entre 18 y 20 años (cuando es reclutado para jugar al futbol en la Universidad de Miami), mientras que Adrian Groulx sera Johnson con 10 años.
Respecto al resto del elenco de esta sitcom de 11 episodios inspirada en la increible infancia del actor, Stacey Leilua asumira el papel de la madre de Johnson, Ata Johnson, con su difunto padre siendo interpretado por Joseph Lee Anderson y Ana Tuisila dando vida a la abuela de Johnson, Lia.
Comparada con la pelicula de Tom Hanks, 'Forrest gump', se espera que Johnson, quien tambien firmo como productor ejecutivo a traves de Seven Bucks Productions, aparezca en cada uno de los episodios. Recordemos que su ultimo papel protagonista en una serie fue en el drama deportivo de HBO, 'Ballers', la cual emitio su ultima temporada el año pasado.
El piloto sera coescrito por su creadora Nahnatchka Khan ('Fresh Off the Boat') y Jeff Chiang, a su vez productores ejecutivos junto con Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz y Jennifer Carreras. La serie es una coproduccion entre Universal Television, Johnson para Seven Bucks Productions y Khan para Fierce Baby Productions.
#YOUNGROCK Officially KICKIN’ OFF PRODUCTION! Ladies & gents, here’s the cast of our new @NBC comedy, #YOUNGROCK. A series based on my wild and unpredictable childhood and formative years growing up. @bradleyconstant will take the reigns of playing me at 15 and clearly kicking puberty’s ass 😂💪🏾 This show is gonna be a fun one and can’t wait for you guys to watch! #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC
#YOUNGROCK Coming in hot and lowering the University of MIAMI BOOM 🏈💥 is @ulilatukefu! Playing at THE U - these years were some of my most defining. The highs are incredible, but the lows were critical. 275lbs of upper body violence, attitude and clearly eating too much pizza. #NationalChampions #TheU #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC
#YOUNGROCK This kid @adriangroulx is our anchor and my hero 👊🏾 He’s got the hardest job of ‘em of all playing “little Dewey” - yes, unfortunately that was the nickname my God parents gave me after the weather - as in dewdrops. Jesus. 🤦🏽♂️😂 At 10yrs old, I was rambunctious as all hell 😈, was already girl crazy 😜 and loved pro wrestling — especially the part when wrestlers would bleed 🩸🥴💀🤣 This kid, Adrian is my hero because I look back at this time in my life so fondly and how I viewed the world thru my 10yr old eyes. I was all these things but at the core I was a sweet little boy and a complicated little cub 🐻 who just needed guidance. Years later here we are and I did alright 🙏🏾👊🏾 This passion project is special and I’m boundless grateful to EVERYONE who is lending their talents, passion, love and mana to bring it to life. Can’t wait for you guys to watch this one! #ComplicatedCub #LittleDewey #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC
#YOUNGROCK And playing my mom @atajohnson aka Mama Rock is the talented and lovely @staceyleilua. Many of you know my moms story - cancer survivor, gone thru hell and back, incredible life and still the sweetest human being on the planet. And still goes to smack me when I cuss 😂🤦🏽♂️ #StrongWomen #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC
#YOUNGROCK And playing the OG original Rock - my pops, Rocky “Soulman” Johnson is the charismatic @iamjosephleeanderson 💥 As you guys know my dad passed away earlier this year so this role is a special one and our first episode is dedicate to him 🙏🏾 My dad was a true trail blazer and broke color barriers all across our country in the 60s, 70s & 80s. One half of the first black tag team champions (with Tony Atlas) my pops was a bad dude in the game. I miss him. This ones for you Rock. #ToughLove #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC
#YOUNGROCK This role is a special one and HIGHLY entertaining. Playing my grandma, Lia Maivia will be the one of a kind, Ana Tuisila. Cool backstory: My grandmother, Lia Maivia was pro wrestling’s first women’s promoter. She HAD TO BE tough as nails in a male dominated, shark infested world of wrestling. She set the bar for tough business practices and also set the bar for how loving a sweet grandma could be to her only grandson - me ☺️ She was also charged by the feds for extortion, eventually deported, became homeless and lost everything in the early 90’s. Crazy life. I was blessed enough to help change that hard time scenario around and get her back on her feet. Her journey was unreal and can’t wait for you guys to watch! #StrongWomen #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC