The Rock is back, and he’s ready to lay down some serious smackdown in Hollywood! The former WWE superstar turned Hollywood A-lister is gearing up for his next big role, and it’s bound to be a knockout.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Rock is set to star as an MMA fighter in a thrilling drama brought to you by none other than A24, the same studio that delivered the gripping “The Iron Claw” film, chronicling the epic rise and fall of the legendary Von Erich family.

The Rock is teaming up with the talented director Benny Safdie, the creative genius behind “Uncut Gems.” Together, they’re diving headfirst into “The Smashing Machine,” where The Rock will step into the shoes of Mark Kerr, a two-time UFC Heavyweight Tournament Champion. Safdie is not only directing but also lending his writing prowess to this exciting project.

For those who might not be familiar, Mark Kerr earned his moniker, “The Smashing Machine,” thanks to his ferocious fighting style. His journey through professional fighting and his ascent in the world of MMA are nothing short of remarkable. However, it’s not all glory and triumph; Kerr’s battle with addiction to painkillers, which ultimately led to a dangerous overdose, adds a gripping layer to his story.


And it’s not just The Rock and his unparalleled charisma that are making this project a must-watch. The production dream team includes Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions, Safdie’s Out for the Count banner, along with Eli Bush and David Koplan, all collaborating to bring this thrilling tale to life.

The Rock’s not just stopping at “The Smashing Machine.” The Hollywood heavyweight has a lineup of other projects cooking, including the highly anticipated “Red Notice 2” on Netflix and an action-packed Amazon comedy titled “Red One.”

So, get ready for The Rock to step into the cage and unleash his MMA prowess on the big screen. It’s bound to be an electrifying performance that’ll leave fans and moviegoers on the edge of their seats. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more Rock-solid updates!

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Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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