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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Hollywood Reporter : declared in 'Moonlight' Star Naomie Harris Joins Dwayne Johnson in 'Rampage' (Exclusive)

Fresh off her Oscar nomination for Moonlight, Naomie Harris has signed a deal to join Dwayne Johnson in Rampage, New Line's adventure project based on the 1980s video game. The project is reuniting Johnson, whose latest movie, Moana, nabbed an Oscar nomination, with New Line, producer Beau Flynn and director Brad Peyton. New Line, which is looking to shake up the monster movie formula with Rampage, is keeping plot details in a cage. The actress is going from fighting substance abuse to fighting giant monsters in New Line's video game movie. Harris, who sparked to the fun tone of the script, will star opposite him as a geneticist with a moral streak.


Rampage: Bond Actress Naomie Harris Joins Dwayne Johnson in Video Game Movie

Naomie Harris will reportedly join Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a film adaptation of the 1986 arcade game Rampage. Both Flynn and Peyton have worked with Dwayne Johnson before on San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Miss Moneypenny on a Rampage. Gameplay consisted of the players going on a "rampage" through the city, tearing down buildings and wreaking havoc. TheWrap says the recently Oscar-nominated Moonlight and Skyfall actress will have a starring role in the film.

Oscar nominee Naomie Harris joins Dwayne Johnson in Rampage · Newswire · The A.V. Club
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harris has signed on to co-star with Dwayne Johnson in director Brad Peyton's Rampage movie. In Rampage, Harris will be playing "a geneticist with a moral streak" while Johnson plays "an animal-loving hero." Also, as we've previously reported, the movie will supposedly be "a lot more emotional, a lot scarier, and a lot more real than you'd expect."Submit your Newswire tips here. There's a grand tradition in Hollywood of actors signing on to weird/stupid projects immediately after winning or being nominated for an Academy Award, and it looks like Moonlight's Naomie Harris—who is up for Best Supporting Actress—will be carrying on that tradition. The film is based on the old arcade game of the same name, and the THR story says that Harris "sparked to the fun tone of the script." Hopefully that means Rampage will be a little more entertaining than Peyton's San Andreas, which was less about fun than it was about watching Dwayne Johnson repeatedly fail to save people from an earthquake.


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