Young Rock: Série sobre infância de Dwayne Johnson define elenco

A série baseada na juventude de Dwayne Johnson teve seu elenco revelado pelo próprio ator no Instagram.

Intitulada “Young Rock”, a atração será estrelada por três atores diferentes no papel de Johnson, representando diferentes fases de sua juventude.

Os escolhidos foram Adrian Groulx (aos 10 anos), Bradley Constant (aos 15) e Uli Latukefu (aos 20).

Cada um deles dará vida a uma época específica da vida do astro, partindo de sua infância até a ascensão como atleta de futebol americano pela Universidade de Miami.

Com poucos trabalhos na carreira, Adrian Groulx foi visto no telefilme “The Christmas Cure” (2017) e Bradley Constant participou do drama indie “Following Phil” (2018). Já Uli Latukefu é conhecido por diversas séries, de “Marco Polo” a “Doctor Doctor”.

O elenco principal ainda conta com Joseph Lee Anderson (“Harriet”) como o pai Rocky Johnson, Stacey Leilua (“Um Cupido Caiu do Céu”) como a mãe Ata Johnson e Ana Tuisla (“Liliu”) como a avó Lia Maivia.

Desenvolvida por Nahnatchka Khan (criadora de “Fresh Off the Boat”), a série tem produção de Johnson, que também deverá participar dos episódios, mas não está claro se ele terá presença física ou servirá como narrador. Vale lembrar que projeto similar, “Todo Mundo Odeia o Chris”, sobre a juventude do comediante Chris Rock, trazia o astro narrando os episódios.

Veja abaixo as postagens que apresentam cada um dos integrantes do elenco.

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#YOUNGROCK This kid @adriangroulx is our anchor and my hero 👊🏾 He’s got the hardest job of ‘em of all playing “little Dewey” – yes, unfortunately that was the nickname my God parents gave me after the weather – as in dewdrops. Jesus. 🤦🏽‍♂️😂 At 10yrs old, I was rambunctious as all hell 😈, was already girl crazy 😜 and loved pro wrestling — especially the part when wrestlers would bleed 🩸🥴💀🤣 This kid, Adrian is my hero because I look back at this time in my life so fondly and how I viewed the world thru my 10yr old eyes. I was all these things but at the core I was a sweet little boy and a complicated little cub 🐻 who just needed guidance. Years later here we are and I did alright 🙏🏾👊🏾 This passion project is special and I’m boundless grateful to EVERYONE who is lending their talents, passion, love and mana to bring it to life. Can’t wait for you guys to watch this one! #ComplicatedCub #LittleDewey #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC

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#YOUNGROCK This role is a special one and HIGHLY entertaining. Playing my grandma, Lia Maivia will be the one of a kind, Ana Tuisila. Cool backstory: My grandmother, Lia Maivia was pro wrestling’s first women’s promoter. She HAD TO BE tough as nails in a male dominated, shark infested world of wrestling. She set the bar for tough business practices and also set the bar for how loving a sweet grandma could be to her only grandson – me ☺️ She was also charged by the feds for extortion, eventually deported, became homeless and lost everything in the early 90’s. Crazy life. I was blessed enough to help change that hard time scenario around and get her back on her feet. Her journey was unreal and can’t wait for you guys to watch! #StrongWomen #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC

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