Dwayne Johnson to star in Ciudad

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Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster reprise their roles in this fifth movie from the "Fast & The Furious" series. Since breaking Dom out of custody, Brian (Walker) and Mia Toretto (Brewster) have been on the run with their ex-con friend, blowing through borders to elude the authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last high-risk job in order to gain their freedom.

March 6th, 2012

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will star in action thriller 'Ciudad'.

The 'Fast Five' actor will play the lead role in the Joe and Anthony Russo directed movie, which will see him play a black market mercenary who's hired by a Brazilian drug lord to rescue his kidnapped daughter.

The movie is based on the upcoming Oni Press graphic novel that the Russo Brothers co-wrote with Ande Parks and will not only be their first film since 2006's 'You, Me and Dupree' but also the first time the filmmaking duo have tackled the action genre.

They said in a statement: ''Exploring genre has always been a driving motivation for us as filmmakers. This movie is the culmination of a long time ambition to bring our sensibilities to an action thriller.''

'Ciudad' is being produced by Eric Gitter and Peter Schwerin of Closed on Mondays Entertainment, as well as Emmett/Furla Films partners Randall Emmett & George Furla.

Closed on Mondays Entertainment's Joe Nozemack will executive produce along with David Guillod of Intellectual Artists Management.

It is unclear when the movie will start filming although Dwayne will first film 'Fast Six' and Michael Bay's 'Pain and Gain' before moving on to 'Hercules' in October.