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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will play the MMA fighter Mark Kerr in ‘The Smashing Machine’.

The 51-year-old actor has been cast as the two-time UFC Heavyweight Tournament Champion in the new movie that is being directed by Benny Safdie – one half of the sibling duo that helmed the acclaimed picture ‘Uncut Gems’.

Safdie has written and directed the flick (which is his first solo project behind the camera) and has been working with ‘The Rock’ on the film since 2019.

Kerr’s rise through the fighting world and an addiction to painkillers that led to an overdose were detailed in the 2002 HBO documenta…

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