Dwayne Johnson took to social media to reveal the cast for the upcoming comedy series Young Rock at NBC, which is based on his childhood.
The series is said to chronicle Johnson’s “formative years”, in which he would spend his High School years in Honolulu before moving the country music capital of Nashville, Tennessee, where he was arrested multiple times for fighting, theft and check fraud before the age of seventeen. It was revealed that Johnson will appear in every episode of the show.
There will be three actors portraying the role of Dwayne Johnson, with Adrian Groulx (whose credits include The Christmas Cure and Mighty Express) will be playing Johnson at age 10, Bradley Constant (whose credits include Famous Nobody and Following Phil) will be playing Johnson at age 15, and Uli Latukefu (whose credits include Marco Polo and The End) will be playing Johnson at 20. Stacey Leilua (whose credits include Love Birds and Tatau) will be playing the role of Dwayne’s mother Ata Johnson, Joseph Lee Anderson (whose credits include American Soul and The 24th) will be playing the role of Dwayne’s late father Rocky Johnson, and Ana Tuisila (whose credit is Liliu) will be playing the role of Dwayne’s grandmother Lia Maivia.
The series is being developed by Nahnatchka Khan, and will co-write the pilot with Jeff Chiang. The duo will also executive produce alongside Johnson under the Seven Bucks Productions banner, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Jennifer Carreras of Fierce Baby Productions.
The project was picked up for series order back in January this year.