By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson congratulated John Cena for landing the lead role in the movie The Janson Directive, which Rock’s company is producing. “Congrats man and I’m excited to go on this journey with you,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for your commitment to the role and remember, as your producer if you screw up, I’m coming to set and droppin’ the People’s Elbow on ya. And you know first hand how devastating my elbow drops can be. Congrats my friend and let’s go make a good one.” Read more and check out Rock’s video via his Instagram page.
Powell’s POV: The film is based on a 2002 spy novel of the same name that was written by Robert Ludlum. Johnson was originally going to play the lead role of Paul Janson that Cena is now playing, but a Variety.com story noted that Johnson stepped aside due to his schedule and will stick to producing the film.
Found my star! Been a long time coming and congrats to my good bud @JohnCena on landing the lead role for our film, THE JANSON DIRECTIVE. And if you screw up, I’m layin’ the smackdown on ya 😉💪🏾 Lets work hard and make a good one. @SevenBucksProd https://t.co/pfYKbBGHAa
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 30, 2018