Dwayne Johnson to play Goliath?

August 31st, 2011

Dwayne Johnson has been offered the titular role in 'Goliath'.

The 39-year-old actor - who stands at 6ft 5in tall - is an advanced negotiations to play the Biblical character in the Scott Derrickson-directed epic for Relativity Media and Temple Hill Entertainment.

Taylor Lautner has been offered the part of David in the classic tale, which is being worked on by 'Twilight' producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, according to Twitch

The story of David and Goliath is told in the Christian Old Testament and even briefly in the Qur'an, and sees a huge battle take place between the gigantic character and David, who is battling to prove he is the true king of Israel.

Dwayne - who was previously known by his wrestling name The Rock - has a number of movie roles lined up.

He is currently filming the part of Roadblock in 'G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation', due for release in 2012, and is also set to star in 'Snitch', about a working class man who risks his life to save his falsely imprisoned son.