"The Rock" is now "The King".
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will play King Kamehameha I in the upcoming movie "The King".
Johnson posted the announcement on his Instagram on Wednesday From the day he started his Hollywood career, it was his "dream to bring this legacy to life."
King Kamehameha is known as the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii, uniting the warring Hawaiian Islands. 19659003] According to the Hollywood Reporter, "The King" will be a historical epic that will record the life and history of King Kamehameha, "who fulfilled the prophecy that surrounded his legendary life since his birth."
But Johnson's Choice Playing the prestigious role raises eyebrows in the native Hawaiian community.
"I love Dwayne Johnson and some of his films, but he's such a comedian, I hope this will not be a comedy and the character is not a cartoon character," said Kumu Hula Vic ky Holt Takamine
Others also have reservations , but are optimistic about the movie.
"Some Hawaiians in the community may be angry with a non-Hawaiian, in this case a Polynesian who plays that role, and I will choose not to oppose and support it," said Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong.
Filmmaker Naalehu Anthony says Disney's animated film "Moana" has been heavily explored, inspiring millions of Polynesian culture. He hopes that a movie about Kamehameha will be the legacy of the icon.
"The hope is that they will take it and not have to be there where it is not authentic and still make a big Hawaiian story," he said.
Johnson, a former Hawaii The resident will not only perform in it, but also produce the film through his company Seven Bucks Productions, along with several other producers.
Robert Zemeckis, director "Forrest Gump", will direct "The King". Randall Wallace, Screenwriter Because "Braveheart" will write.
"In Polynesian culture we have the belief that something is not done when it's done, it's done when it's true," said Dwayne "The Rock" in his contribution The Time Is Right. The one who walks alone. [1