Filmmakers, the JG Brothers, are working on a biopic for WWE wrestling legend Rocky Johnson.
The biopic, entitled Ring King, will tell the story of the Canadian WWE Hall of Fame inductee and father to Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Rocky holds many titles in the wrestling world and was a part of the first black tag team to win the World Tag Team Championship in the World Wrestling Federation with Tony Atlas.
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The brothers speak highly of the wrestling legend in a press release saying that:
Rocky really lived the American Dream. With humble beginnings in a small town in Nova Scotia, Rocky grew up being fatherless and black during one of the most heavily oppressed times for people of colour. Rocky experienced all the hatred one can imagine, but still ended up dominating the world stage thanks to his hard work, determination and values. In today’s racially charged times, we can all learn something vital from his story. While not a perfect man, Rocky truly is an unsung hero and we cant wait to bring his story to the world.
The twins are well known in the film industry and are behind hits such as Suicide Squad, Room and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and more. Ring King is currently in development.