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Dwayne Johnson to Star as UFC Champ Mark Kerr in Upcoming Biopic

Dwayne Johnson to Star as UFC Champ Mark Kerr in Upcoming Biopic

Dwayne Johnson has his new movie role lined up!

The 47-year-old actor will portray MMA fighter and UFC champ Mark Kerr in an upcoming biopic, Variety reports.

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Dwayne announced the exciting news at the UFC 244 on Friday (November 1) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“Mark Kerr’s story is such an incredible story,” Dwayne said at the event. “Like all of us, and like a lot of these fighters, he battled these demons — these demons of addiction, these demons of mental health, these demons of getting out and the pressure of fighting in front of 50,000 people and what that does to somebody. Here’s a guy who has gone through it all, hit rock bottom, but the best part about Mark Kerr is that, like all of us in this room and all these fighters, these warriors, is that everyday, we get up and we want to do a little bit better tomorrow than we did today.”

Mark – also known as The Smashing Machine, The Titan, and The Specimen – is a two-time UFC heavyweight champ, and was widely regarded as the best fighter in the world during his MMA career.

Dwayne‘s production company Seven Bucks Productions will be producing the project.

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