Dwayne Johnson Set For “Ciudad,” “Hercules”

Dwayne Johnson has signed on to star in Joe and Anthony Russo’s intense action thriller “Ciudad” for Emmett/Furla Films reports Deadline.

Based on the graphic novel and set in one of the most dangerous and corrupt cities in the world, the thriller will star Johnson as a black market mercenary hired by a Brazilian drug lord to rescue his kidnapped daughter.

Eric Gitter, Peter Schwerin, Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce. Joe Russo will adapt the script from the graphic novel they co-wrote with Ande Parks. The Russo’s previously helmed “You, Me & Dupree” and have more recently been at work on the TV sitcoms “Community” and “Happy Endings”.

The news comes as Johnson is also confirmed by Variety to have officially accepted the title role in Brett Ratner’s adaptation of Steve Moore’s graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian War”.