Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Wants To Be The Only Huge Samoan flexing in his upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. Joe Anoa'i, otherwise known as Roman Reigns.
Roman Reigns is part of the famed Anoa'i wrestling family and is signed to WWE, performing for its Raw, though it's on hiatus due to a battle with leukemia. So it's a former professional gridiron football player. And now, he gets to be The Rock's brother. Johnson's touted the "exclusive" news that Roman Reigns wants to play his sibling in Hobbs & Shaw firmly planting himself in the ever-expanding Fast & Furious universe.
"The brothers roar," Johnson captures the photo of him and novel Reigns filming on the set of Hobbs & Shaw, both shirtless and looking rather intimidating. "Good times droppin 'sweat and spillin' blood with my family, @RomanReigns."
Johnson added in the heartwarming post: "I'm very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film I'm so very grateful to spend this time with my cousin here in the islands. "
And the A-list Hollywood star gave a shoutout to their shared origins at WWE, where Johnson first made his name in the world as The Rock. "His perseverance and humility battling this challenge has inspired millions of people around the world in our beloved @WWE Universe," Johnson said of Roman Reigns. Til 'then, this sacred Samoan ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood today