Netflix announced today that a film called John Henry and The Statesmen is currently under production and will star Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson as the titular folk hero. The film will be directed by Jake Kasdan.
“Netflix is the perfect partner and platform for us to continue entertaining our global audience in a disruptive way,” said The Rock in a prepared statement. “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.”
Check out a trailer for the film below.