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  1. An official announcement
  2. What is the movie about?
  3. Dwayne Johnson’s current life

Dwayne Johnson To Star As Legend Mark Kerr In Upcoming Movie The Smashing Machine

Dwayne Johnson, a famous wrestler turned actor, is known for his entertaining performances in the wrestling ring and in blockbuster movies. Whether he's wrestling or saving the day on screen, The Rock's strong presence and charisma have made him a beloved figure.
According to an official report, he is taking on a new dramatic role as MMA fighter Mark Kerr in the upcoming film “The Smashing Machine”. Fans can anticipate an action-packed and compelling portrayal as Johnson dives into the story of this legendary fighter.

An official announcement

Dwayne Johnson is portraying fighter Mark Kerr. Source: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
A24 officially announced that Dwayne Johnson, a wrestler-turned-actor, will embed the MMA and UFC champion in the upcoming movie The Smashing Machine. 
According to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, A24's Noah Sacco stated, “Dwayne and Benny are singular talents, and their shared vision for Mark’s inspiring story is electrifying. We are deeply honored to have their trust as collaborators in bringing this incredibly special project to life.”

What is the movie about?

Mark Kerr's life Source: Zufa LLC/Getty Images
The movie portrays Mark Kerr's life in 2000, showcasing his career highs, love, friendship, and addiction battles. Nicknamed "The Smashing Machine" for his aggressive fighting style, Kerr became a legend in MMA at age 54. 
Hewon numerous MMA titles, including two UFC Heavyweight Tournament Championships and one World Vale Tudo Championship. The HBO documentary “The Smashing Machine” (2002) delves into Kerr's rise and addiction struggles, offering a personal glimpse into his compelling story.

Dwayne Johnson’s current life

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made a surprise WWE return on September 15, 2023. The WWE shared a clip on X (formerly Twitter) featuring Johnson facing off against John Cena during the WWE SmackDown!
During The Rock’s return, John Cena joined him in a memorable face-off. In a light-hearted moment, Cena was filmed standing silently behind Johnson, staring straight ahead with his hands behind his back. “I see you trying to smile!” Johnson playfully called out Cena's attempt to stay serious, leading to a friendly exchange where Cena welcomed Johnson back with a handshake, saying, "Welcome home."
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