Dwayne Johnson is always associated with roles such as cops, bouncers and soliders. Its no surprise since he is 6’5″ and made of pure muscle.
No wonder Goliath wants him for the title role. Twitch reports that Johnson is now in talks to star as the titular Goliath in Relativity Media’s biblical epic.
The project was first announced back in January with director Scott Derrickson at the helm and will be in 300 style.
The site also reports that an offer has been made to Twilight werewolf Taylor Lautner. The rumors makes sense considering Twilight producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are also attached to the project.
I can understand they probably want to attract Twilight lovers, but Lautner isn’t the best choice. Not only hee’s only 5’10”, but the whole point of the story is to pit the weak against the strong, we don’t need an actor who spends 90% of the time shirtless.
As for Johnson, they will probably use digital effects to make our Rock even bigger (some manuscripts have the giant standing at almost 10 feet tall). But he is still a better choice than Lautner.