Following a pre-Sundance acquisition by Relativity, sources say Dwayne Johnson and his production company 7 Bucks Entertainment are in talks to come on board as exec producers the football documentary “In Football We Trust.”
The pic is set to premiere on Jan. 23 at the Sundance Film Festival and follows the role football plays within the Polynesian community in Salt Lake City, Utah.
First-time filmmakers Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn, based in Salt Lake City, obtained access to the Polynesian community and explored the world of recruiting, the nature of competitive athletics, the complexities of cultural identity and religion along with the pressures of family responsibility. Independent Television Service co-produced and co-financed.
Michael D. Ratner, president of OBB Pictures, is an executive producer.
I have added HQ screencaps from the 1st trailer for San Andreas which will be in theaters next summer.
Working on a movie like San Andreas can be a serious wake-up call, even for action star Dwayne Johnson, who has made a career of facing screen peril.
Earthquakes strike fear in ”The Rock.”
“The most incredible thing I found out doing the research was just how overdue for a massive earthquake we are. Like 100 years overdue. It’s incredible, and scary as hell,” says Johnson. “It sounds like a movie line, but it’s a matter of when, not if.”
Audiences are also overdue for the first full-on Earth-trembler film since 1974′sEarthquake, with Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner. San Andreas (out May 29) centers around catastrophic events in California, which have consequences for the nation.
“We’re going to show what the largest earthquake ever recorded would look like, all in a highly populated area,” says director Brad Peyton. “And this earthquake would have the potential for global impact because the Earth is having an event.”
Following the success of Sony’s “Jump Street” franchise, New Line plans to investigate its own buddy action-comedy, enlisting two of Hollywood’s hottest stars: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Sources confirm to Variety the duo will star in “Central Intelligence,” with “We’re the Millers” filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber directing the movie.
Scott Stuber will produce through his Bluegrass Films banner, along with Peter Principato and Paul Young of Principato-Young Entertainment. “The Hangover” star Ed Helms is exec producing.
The story begins with a class reunion approaching, as a former high school sports star turned accountant (Hart) is contacted by a classmate (Johnson) who was bullied and humiliated back in the day. The “loser” that the accountant remembers is now a CIA contract killer who ropes him into helping foil a plot to sell classified military secrets.
Furious 7 – Official Trailer (HD)
In Theaters and IMAX April 3, 2015
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.