Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to begin filming a new HBO series


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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been one busy man over the last couple of years. He returned to the WWE and won back the WWE Championship, which led to him headlining another Wrestle Mania.

Ever since his defeat by John Cena, The Rock returned to Hollywood with ‘Hercules’ and ‘Fast and Furious 7′ in the works. Now Dwayne will be focusing on conquering another beast in the industry.

That beast happens to be HBO. A network that plays some of the biggest movies and happens to have some of the greatest television series under their belts. One of my favorite all-time series’ from HBO happens to be The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire.

One of his closest friends and recent co-star of ‘Pain & Gain’ Mark Wahlberg has some history with HBO which includes Boardwalk Empire. Wahlberg is currently an executive producer for the stations popular Fall series and has worked on ‘Entourage’ and ‘How To Make It In America’.

According to Deadline.com, it seems that both men will be working together one again, but with this television series. The series will be titled ‘Ballers’. It will feature the lives of retired football players in the Miami area and will co-star Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine; Children’s Hospital) which will be produced by both Dwayne and Wahlberg.

The Rock will play a former all-pro running back. As we all know, he actually played defensive tackle for the University of Miami Hurricanes and was teammates with Warren Sapp. I wouldn’t be surprised if Sapp were to make an appearance or two on the show.

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