Dwayne Johnson is set to headline the Russo Brothers' film adaptation of their own upcoming graphic novel, Ciudad.
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First announced some years ago, the still-unpublished graphic novel (written with Ande Parks) is set in one of the most dangerous and corrupt cities in the world. Johnson plays a black market mercenary who's hired by a Brazilian drug lord to rescue his kidnapped daughter..
"Exploring genre has always been a driving motivation for us as filmmakers," said the Russos, "This movie is the culmination of a long time ambition to bring our sensibilities to an action thriller."
Johnson, has already appeared this year in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and has a diverse upcoming slate that includes G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Snitch, Fast Six, Michael Bay's Pain and Gain and, just announced, Hercules.