The Week in Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Lines Up a Dream Role, Our Guides to the Fall Movies and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:


Dwayne Johnson will finally play King Kamehameha: Dwayne Johnson is taking on his dream roles, at last. The former pro wrestler has been talking about playing legendary Hawaiian ruler Kamehameha I ever since he first became an actor 20 years ago. Now it’s finally happening, with the Robert Zemeckis-helmed biopic King. Read everything we know about the movie here.


Star Wars casts a Hobbit: Another veteran J.J. Abrams collaborator has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX. Dominic Monaghan, who starred as a Hobbit in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and as one of the castaways in Abrams’ TV show…
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