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Dwayne Johnson Discusses Playing UFC Champ Mark Kerr in New Biopic

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in an upcoming biopic about MMA fighter and UFC champion Mark Kerr. However, this is not just any role for Johnson, and he took to social media to express his thoughts on playing the legendary fighter.

"This one has a deep personal connection to me considering the many parallels our lives had," The Rock wrote on Instagram. "Thank you, @markkerrtsm for trusting me and @sevenbucksprod with your life rights and extraordinary story. This man was once considered the greatest heavyweight MMA fighter in the world."

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"A true pioneering UFC legend. And truly, one of one," he continued. "Demons of fame, drug addiction, mental health and the pressure to be #1, took over. Like many fighters in the cage or the ring, there’s a deep humanity and depth of character with this man that the world should see. We’ve all hit rock bottom. Some make it back up. Some don’t. Giving this one my all."

Aside from starring as Kerr, Johnson will also produce through his production company, Seven Bucks Productions. No studio is attached to the project at this time.

(via Variety)

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