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Dwayne Johnson is rocking his acting career. 

E! News has learned that the 43-year-old professional wrestler, who goes by his ring name The Rock, has joined Disney's live-action Jungle Cruise. Writers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra are also attached to the project, which is currently in development. 

According to The Wrap, the film, which is based on the popular theme park ride, does not yet have a director. The site also reports that Johnson's film is expected to be a period piece. 

The Rock's acting career has skyrocketed as of late. He's currently filming Central Intelligence and he's lending his voice to the upcoming Disney animated film Moana

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The Hercules stud is set to star in the upcoming films Rampage, Shazam! and Furious 8, and it was recently announced that Zac Efron will be joining him in the forthcoming Baywatch movie remake.  

This isn't the only film that the studio is creating based on a popular ride. Disney is also developing The Haunted Mansion, which will reportedly be directed by Guillermo Del Toro and stars Ryan Gosling

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