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Dwayne Johnson to star in Netflix's 'John Henry and the Statesmen'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Johnson is partnering with for the film "and The Statesmen".

In a press release, the said it secured the rights to an original pitch from Tom Wheeler, who developed it with Hiram Garcia, of production at Johnson and Dany Garcia's Seven Bucks Productions.

The project marks a reunion between the Jake Kasdan, who earlier worked on "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle".

Johnson, who will also produce the film, will play He will lead an ensemble cast of the most popular figures from folklore and legend from all around the world.

"is the perfect partner and platform for us to continue entertaining our global audience in a disruptive way.

"These diverse characters speak to a legacy of storytelling that is more relevant than ever and span across a worldwide audience regardless of age, gender, race or geography," Johnson said.

Kasdan will also produce alongside Dany Garcia, and

Melvin Mar, Wendy Jacobson, and Wheeler will produce the project.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 10:20 IST