Dwayne Johnson Announces Cast of 'Young Rock'

Three actors to play him at three different ages.

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At the beginning of this year, Dwayne Johnson announced a new autobiographical sitcom on NBC named Young Rock, and now the highest-paid actor in Hollywood has revealed the cast members that’ll be involved with the upcoming series.

Most notably, three different actors will play Johnson at three of his most formative ages, ranging from 10 years old to 20. Adrian Groulx will portray The Rock at the age of 10, Bradley Constant will play him at 15 years old, and Marco Polo‘s Uli Latukefu will take on the Johnson between the ages of 18 and 20. As for his family, Ana Tuisila will play Johnson’s grandmother, Stacey Leilua will portray his mother Ata Johnson, and Joseph Lee Anderson will play his late father Rocky Johnson.

Along with the cast announcement, Johnson also penned a special note in honor of his father, who died earlier this year, dedicating the pilot episode of the show to him. “As you guys know my dad passed away earlier this year so this role is a special one and our first episode is dedicate to him,” Johnson writes. “My dad was a true trail blazer and broke color barriers all across our country in the 60s, 70s & 80s. One half of the first black tag team champions (with Tony Atlas) my pops was a bad dude in the game. I miss him.”

There’s currently no release date for Young Rock, so those interested should stay tuned for more updates to come.

In other entertainment news, the release date for No Time to Die has been pushed back once again.

 

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#YOUNGROCK This kid @adriangroulx is our anchor and my hero ?? He’s got the hardest job of ‘em of all playing “little Dewey” – yes, unfortunately that was the nickname my God parents gave me after the weather – as in dewdrops. Jesus. ??‍♂️? At 10yrs old, I was rambunctious as all hell ?, was already girl crazy ? and loved pro wrestling — especially the part when wrestlers would bleed ???? This kid, Adrian is my hero because I look back at this time in my life so fondly and how I viewed the world thru my 10yr old eyes. I was all these things but at the core I was a sweet little boy and a complicated little cub ? who just needed guidance. Years later here we are and I did alright ???? This passion project is special and I’m boundless grateful to EVERYONE who is lending their talents, passion, love and mana to bring it to life. Can’t wait for you guys to watch this one! #ComplicatedCub #LittleDewey #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC

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#YOUNGROCK This role is a special one and HIGHLY entertaining. Playing my grandma, Lia Maivia will be the one of a kind, Ana Tuisila. Cool backstory: My grandmother, Lia Maivia was pro wrestling’s first women’s promoter. She HAD TO BE tough as nails in a male dominated, shark infested world of wrestling. She set the bar for tough business practices and also set the bar for how loving a sweet grandma could be to her only grandson – me ☺️ She was also charged by the feds for extortion, eventually deported, became homeless and lost everything in the early 90’s. Crazy life. I was blessed enough to help change that hard time scenario around and get her back on her feet. Her journey was unreal and can’t wait for you guys to watch! #StrongWomen #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC

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