Deadline is reporting that Empire State, based on the true story of a 1982 armored car company robbery, is about to land Dwayne Johnson in the role of Ransone. The film already added The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, so hiring the wrestler-turned-actor would make this an even bigger deal. Johnson has been accredited with helping turn the Fast and the Furious franchise into a box office sensation and ever since his in-demand status has been through the roof. Shortly after the box office success of Fast Five, the actor was added to G.I. Joe: Retaliation with the hopes that Johnson could keep that franchise from dying after limping out of the gate in 2009.
Despite turning into one of the hottest action stars on the planet, the actor has not turned his back on those hokey-family movies that he does. He will next be seen in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in February which is the sequel to 2008′s Journey to the Center of the Earth. For fans who are not into the tamer versions of Dwayne Johnson, G.I. Joe 2 comes at the end of June .