Dwayne Johnson to Finally Play Hawaii’s ‘King’; Here’s Everything We Know

One of Dwayne Johnson’s dream roles is finally becoming a reality. The actor has wished to play the legendary Hawaiian ruler King Kamehameha ever since he began his Hollywood career. Now, according to Deadline, he will lead the historical action movie The King, which will take him back to his Polynesian and Hawaiian roots, for Warner Bros. and New Line.

Previously, Johnson portrayed a version of another Hawaiian hero, the mythological character Maui, in Disney’s Moana, but that was a voice acting role in an animated feature. Presumably, The King will also bring Johnson back to Hawaii, where he’s already filmed a few movies, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, for this production. He begins shooting this movie in 2020.

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