Actor-comedian Kevin Hart says he and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson share “great chemistry” in their movie Central Intelligence.
The two actors star in the upcoming comedy action film, which sees Johnson play a CIA agent returning home for his high school reunion and Hart as an accountant who gets caught up in his secret mission.
Hart says they had a blast shooting the movie as he and the part-time WWE star got along so well on set, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Talking about Central Intelligence, the 36-year-old comic star, who can currently be seen in Ride Along 2 with rapper Ice Cube, said: “What’s so amazing is mine and Dwayne Johnson’s chemistry – it’s a pairing that makes sense once you see it.
“I’m lucky, I keep getting great, great co-stars that only elevate projects. Me and Cube have done special things; me and DJ will do special things.”
Although Hart is carving out a reputation for himself as the go-to guy for action comedies, he is currently making his first animated movie.
The funnyman voices the character of Snowball in The Secret Life of Pets and he can’t wait for it to come out so his children, Heaven and Hendrix, can see it.
Dwayne Johnson has found his love interest for the upcoming Baywatch reboot. The actor/producer revealed Wednesday that Billions actress Ilfenesh Hadera has joined the cast of the film based on the 90’s TV series.
“For our coveted role of “STEF”, she had to be a lot of things: Strong, intelligent, formidable, beautiful and funny,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “Want to welcome the talented @ilfenator Ilfenesh Hadera to our #BAYWATCH family.”
Johnson, who has previously said that the actresses cast in the film will “have fun” and make the roles “iconic for the world to enjoy” promised that Hadera was no exception. “She’s a 5’11 walkin’ smokestack with legs for days. Smart and tougher than new rope.. just the way we like ‘em,” Johnson wrote.
Hadera, whose credits include Chi-Raq and Chicago Fire, joins a cast that includes Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario and Zac Efron. According to Johnson, more Baywatch casting news is coming soon. The film, directed by Seth Gordon and produced by Beau Flynn and Ivan Reitman, is expected to begin production in early 2016.
Two writers have sued HBO, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Stephen Levinson, claiming that the series “Ballers” is a ripoff of an idea that they had for a project called “Off Season.”
In a lawsuit filed on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Everette Silas and Sherri Littleton claim that they had a deal to sell their show to producers Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray, who through their Mayhem Pictures have produced such sports-related movies as “The Game Plan” starring Johnson and “Invincible” starring Wahlberg. Continue reading
Following a highly competitive bidding war, New Line has won the rights to an untitled action-comedy with Dwayne Johnson attached to star and Will Gluck on board to direct.
Sources tell Variety that the package also re-teams Johnson with his “San Andreas” producer Beau Flynn. Flynn and Johnson are producing through their Flynn Picture Company shingle and Seven Bucks Productions banner, respectively. Gluck will join them through his Olive Bridge Entertainment. Continue reading
It’s impossible to miss the massive size difference between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (who is 6-foot-5, 265 pounds) and Kevin Hart (5-foot-4, 145 pounds) in photos from their upcoming comedy Central Intelligence.
Johnson knew the physical pairing would bring automatic laughs.
Photos: Movies > Central Intelligence 2016 > Official Stills
“With the visual alone, we had a shot at grabbing people,” says Johnson. “That visual is sizzle. And now we have deliver the steak.”
That hunk of meat flips the traditional roles of smart-mouthed comic Hart and action star Johnson. Central Intelligence (in theaters June 17, 2016) features Hart as the stiff straight man and Johnson essentially carrying the comedic aspects. Even Hart says he was surprised when the concept was floated.
“I was like, ‘Stop playing with me. DJ is going to be doing all the comedy? Really?’ But I said, ‘All right, can I talk to him?’ ” says Hart. “When I heard his take on it, it was a no-brainer. I said that we had to do it.” Continue reading
Following Vin Diesel’s news that F. Gary Gray is his choice to direct “Fast and Furious 8,” the “Straight Outta Compton” director has made it official.
The director tweeted Thursday that he has come on board to helm the next installment of the series, which begins filming next year.
Diesel is back to star along with Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson. Jason Statham and Kurt Russell are also expected to return.
Diesel is also producing along with Neal Moritz. Continue reading
Walt Disney Animation Studios has tapped Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho to voice the title character in the upcoming animated adventure “Moana.”
Dwayne Johnson is already on board to voice the demi-God Maui in a tale that follows a spirited and fearless teenager who, with help from Maui, sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder.
The feature is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who helmed such Disney classics such as “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “The Princess & the Frog,” with Osnat Shurer producing.
“I didn’t think I would have a chance,” said Cravalho. “When I was little, I used to dance around the house singing at the top of my lungs. In my mind, that was performing and I loved the feeling of it. But I never imagined being in a Disney movie, being Moana — representing my culture in that way.”
Disney started building buzz at the recent D23 expo with Johnson coming on stage to hype up the project. The pic is set to bow on Nov. 23, 2016.
The film marks Cravalho’s first feature film.