Dwayne Johnson is producing film based on wrestler Ric Flair’s flamboyant life

 

by IANS |

Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson is producing a film based on the life of his wrestling hero Ric Flair, and considers it a “personal” project.


Johnson said on X on: “WOO! As a wild kid, who grew up in the wild world of professional wrestling, I idolised, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair. He was one of my heroes. And once I broke into the wrestling business and began to spill my own sweat and blood in arenas across America – my reverence for Ric turned to great respect.


“Because I realised just how rare and almost impossible it is to truly disrupt the wrestling business, and truly change the game – and that’s exactly what Ric Flair did.”


He added that Ric Flair had a relentless passion to be the greatest of all time.


“But with achieving that GOAT status – he also sacrificed it all and paid a heavy price. “And lived to tell the story. I’ve known Ric since I was 8 years old when he and my dad, Rocky ‘Soulman’ Johnson were wrestling together in the NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) This project is personal for me and we at @sevenbucksprod and #KevinMischer films can’t wait to tell his unbelievable story.”


Johnson, who used the moniker 'The Rock' for wrestling, signed off saying: “As always, ‘Thank you for the house, Ric’ – people’s champ #TheRicFlairStory #SevenBucksProds #MischerFilms #Woo.”


TheWrap revealed Dwayne had joined the production as producer, reports femalefirst.co.uk.


One of the most celebrated professional wrestlers of all time, with a career spanning more than 50 years and virtually every major wrestling federation around the world, Flair is famed as a 16-time world champion and the first wrestler to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice.

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