Dwayne Johnson to Star in HBO Pilot From Entourage Creators
Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg must have gotten along pretty well while making Pain & Gain. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the incredibly busy action star is set to star in Wahlberg’s latest HBO dramedy pilot about retired athletes living in Miami. Wahlberg and writer/producing partner Stephen Levinson found huge success with their last show at HBO, Entourage, which aired for eight seasons.
Johnson’s role has not been announced, but he will executive produce along with Wahlberg, Levinson and Peter Berg, who will direct the pilot written by Levinson. They’re looking to shoot the pilot this fall.
If the show is picked up, it will be the second series Johnson will appear in, as he’s also hosting a reality show for TNT called The Hero.