Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Replaces Big Star In New Film

Matt Boone

The following is an excerpt from a new article on HollywoodReporter.com:

Dwayne Johnson to star in ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ sequel (exclusive)

Dwayne Johnson is strapping on a backpack for New Line’s "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," the sequel to "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D."

Brad Peyton is on board to direct the film, in which Josh Hutcherson will reprise his role as burgeoning explorer Sean Anderson. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm are producing.

Brendan Fraser was the top draw in the 2008 movie but is not returning after hitting an impasse over start dates. That put New Line on track to find a new star, with the studio and Johnson dancing for several weeks before getting into it. Johnson is in negotiations, with a deal expected to close this week.

Check out the complete article at HollywoodReporter.com.

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