Dwayne Johnson will make a film about MMA fighter Mark Kerr

Dwayne johnson popularly known as 'The Rock' is ready to develop a movie about mixed martial arts fighter Mark Kerr called 'The Smashing Machine'.

Johnson will produce and star in the film's main actor. García and Seven Bucks, president of the production company Hiram García, will be the producers of the film.

Johnson unveiled the project in New York after a press conference organized by Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The press conference was held before UFC 244 this weekend, he said.

I was attracted to this because it has such a compelling story, Johnson said, adding that he saw the 2002 documentary 'The Smashing Machine: The Life and Times of Extreme.' Fighter Mark Kerr 'many times. Yes, I have achieved so much in his life, but like all of us, like all of these fighters, he battled these demons.

Johnson said the martial arts fighter will also participate in the project.

He told the crowd in the theater that he wanted to break the news there because he wanted to start with the MMA community, the UFC fans, wanted to start with you first.

Meanwhile, Johnson's next movie is the sequel to Sony ' Jumanji : The Next Level 'to be released next month. It will also star in Disney ' Jungle cruise 'which will hit theaters in July 2020.