Roman Reigns Joins Dwayne Johnson in Hobbs & Shaw

Roman Reigns Joins Dwayne Johnson in Hobbs & Shaw

Dwayne Johnson has announced that his real-life cousin Roman Reigns, who went on a hiatus from WWE’s Raw in October due to Leukemia, will play his brother in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the spin-off coming to theaters on August 2, 2019. The film features Johnson’s Luke Hobbs, Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, and Idris Elba‘s international terrorist leader and criminal mastermind, Brixton. Johnson’s update from Instagram:

“The brothers’ roar.
A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive.
Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, @RomanReigns who’ll be playing my brother in our FAST & FURIOUS UNIVERSE.
I’m very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film.
I’m also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands as he takes life one day at a time to recover from leukemia.
His perseverance and humility battling this challenge has inspired our entire family as well as millions around the world in our beloved @WWE Universe.
Can’t wait to see the “Big Dog” return back to the ring – his positive & focused mindset to return is straight up next level.
Til’ then, this sacred Samoan ?? ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood.
Today, we nourish it with yours.”

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The brothers’ roar. A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive. Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, @RomanReigns who’ll be playing my brother in our FAST & FURIOUS UNIVERSE. I’m very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film. I’m also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands as he takes life one day at a time to recover from leukemia. His perseverance and humility battling this challenge has inspired our entire family as well as millions around the world in our beloved @WWE Universe. Can’t wait to see the “Big Dog” return back to the ring – his positive & focused mindset to return is straight up next level. Til’ then, this sacred Samoan ?? ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood. Today, we nourish it with yours. #WelcomeRomanReigns #Brothers #HobbsAndShaw THIS SUMMER ??? @hhgarcia41 ?

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Producer Dany Garcia also revealed that filming for the movie will wrap today. You can check out her post, with even more photos, below.

David Leitch (Deadpool 2) is directing the Fast & Furious spin-off, also starring Vanessa Kirby as an MI6 agent and Owen and Deckhard’s sister, Eiza González as Madam M, Eddie Marsan, and Ellie Nicole.

Chris Morgan wrote the script for the action film. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are producing alongside Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz, Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions partners Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, and eponymous’ Chris Morgan. Kelly McCormick, Steve Chasman, Amanda Lewis, Ainsley Davies and Ethan Smith are executive producing.

The last Fast & Furious movie featuring both Hobbs and Shaw, The Fate of the Furious, earned $1.236 billion at the worldwide box office last year.