Emily Blunt in talks to star alongside Dwayne Johnson in ‘The Smashing Machine’

 

by Suryaa |

Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) Actress Emily Blunt is currently in talks to feature in the upcoming film ‘The Smashing Machine’ starring Dwyane Johnson.


The Academy Award-nominated actress would essay the role of Dawn Staples, the new wife to legendary MMA fighter Mark Kerr.


The story is about how Dawn struggles to find her place within Champion's chaotic and contradictory world while trying to set up a life together, as reported by deadline.com.


'The Smashing Machine' is a drama based on the story of Kerr, the legendary MMA fighter from the no-holds-barred era of the UFC. He struggles with winning, relationships, substance abuse and friendship, set in the year 2000.


Kerr was a two-time UFC Heavyweight Tournament Champion, World Vale Tudo Championship tournament winner, a PRIDE FC Heavyweight Champion, 1992 NCAA National Wrestling Champion, 1994 National Freestyle Champion and 4x ADCC World Submission Champion.


The MMA fighter was also a subject of a documentary titled 'The Smashing Machine' in 2003.


‘The Smashing Machine’ is directed by Benny Safdie, who has helmed projects such as ‘Heaven Knows What’, ‘Good Time’ and ‘Uncut Gems’.

Latest Cinema Updates
Sonakshi's wish list: ‘Want to do edgy film with Anurag Kashyap, want to work with Rajkumar Hirani’ Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:42 AM
Divya Khossla reveals ‘Savi’ is modern version of the Sati-Savitri story Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:37 AM
Rohit Chandel wraps up ‘Pandya Store’ shoot, says 'every end is beginning of new journey' Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:35 AM
Dan Radcliffe is excited for ‘Harry Potter’ series, talks about guest starring Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:34 AM
Big dream of 'Udaariyaan' star Abhisek Kumar is to play a cop in Rohit Shetty film Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:32 AM
Rohit Saraf, Pashmina Roshan fought like siblings on 'Ishq Vishk Rebound' sets Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:24 AM
Camila Cabello says Buddhism helps her cope with pressures of fame Mumbai Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:21 AM
Jr NTR, 'KGF' director Prashanth Neel team up for next film tentatively titled 'NTR 31' Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:55 AM
Kamal Haasan says 'vote responsibly', drops 'Hindustani 2' new poster to highlight message Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:54 AM
'Bad politicians created by people who go on a picnic on Voting Day': Paresh Rawal Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:53 AM
'Walked our talk, talked our walk', declares Pooja Bhatt; Tabu, Farhan, Zoya, Sanya cast vote Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:52 AM
Shahid Kapoor says 'every vote matters' as he shows his inked finger Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:51 AM
LS Polls: Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar, Janhvi Kapoor among early-bird voters in Mumbai Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:50 AM
Akshay among early Bollywood voters, says he cast his vote for development Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:49 AM
Shruti Haasan offers a peek into her Sunday: 'Over-sleeping, self-love and biriyani' Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:49 AM
Anirudh Ravichander packs solid punch with 'Fear Song' from NTR Jr-starrer 'Devara: Part 1' Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:48 AM
Aimee Baruah walks in the red carpet at Cannes with Assamese traditional attire Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:47 AM
'Moral responsibility to our nation', says Rajkummar after vote; Jahnvi votes early too Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:46 AM
Katy Perry gets emotional as she bids adieu to ‘American Idol’ after seven seasons Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:45 AM
Jessica Biel calls her marriage to Justin Timberlake ‘a work in progress' Fri, May 17, 2024, 11:57 AM