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Dwayne Johnson joins cast of The King in a pivotal role

As reported in an exclusive by Deadline, Dwayne Johnson has joined the cast of Robert Zemeckis’s The King. He will be portraying the legendary Hawaiian King Kamehameha in what is to be a dream role for Johnson.

For those who are unfamiliar with King Kamehameha or Hawaiian history or all of the above, he has grown to take on a legendary status in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. He is known as the first to unify the islands of Hawaii which had been undergoing a period of war and turbulence. There was supposedly a prophecy that had been made stating that Kamehameha was going to be the one to unify the island nation, but I don’t know too much about the specifics behind the prophecy.

He would then become the first ruler and the founder of the Hawaiian nation. Kamehameha took great steps to make sure that the newly formed island nation remained unified after he died by finding ways to promote trade and growth through the taxes that were collected. He also moved forever to unify the legal system to lessen the confusion of legal matters between the islands. When the great king died, his body was buried in an unknown location, which further intensified the legacy surrounding the king.

The script for the film was written by screenwriter, Randall Wallace, who is most known for his work on Braveheart. Seven Bucks Productions’ Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia are producing with FlynnPictureCo’s Beau Flynn, Zemeckis, and Wallace.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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