Variety reports that Dwayne Johnson is set to star in a dramatic football-related film called Not Without Hope for Relativity. The film is based on the novel by Nick Schuyler, who Johnson will portray in the movie.
Relativity acquired the worldwide rights to finance, produce and distribute the film. Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh will produce , with Johnson, Johnson’s manager Dany Garcia, Relativity President Tucker Tooley and Rick French (chairman & CEO of Raleigh-based French/West/Vaughan), executive producing. Bret Dahl will oversee the project for Relativity. Hiram Garcia is an executive producer.
Schuyler is a former football player and personal trainer in Tampa. He said: “I’m humbled that Relativity was interested in paying tribute to Marquis, Corey and Will, and I was impressed with their vision for the film and how they wanted to honor how these guys lived and loved their families, friends and teammates.”
Robbie Brenner, president of production for Relativity, added: “Nic...