Dwayne Johnson Developing Film About MMA Fighter 💪 Mark Kerr
Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and their Seven Bucks Productions is developing a film about mixed martial arts fighter Mark “The Smashing Machine” Kerr. Johnson will star as Kerr in the film.
Johnson unveiled the project in New York following a press conference hosted by Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The press conference was being held ahead of this weekend’s UFC 244 event.
“I was drawn to this because he has such a compelling story,” Johnson said, adding that he watched the 2002 documentary The Smashing Machine: The Life and Times of Extreme Fighter Mark Kerr many times. “Yes, he achieved so much in his life, but like all of us, like all of these fighters, he battled these demons.”
Johnson said that Kerr will be involved in the project.
Kerr was a two-time UFC champion who started in the earlier days in the mixed martial arts game, fighting for the World Vale Tudo Championship and in the late 1990s in the PRIDE Fighting Championships. A 2003 HBO documentary “The Smashing Machine” detailed Kerr’s career which included an addition to painkillers.