Dwayne Johnson to play Goliath?

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The sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Retaliation features the G.I. Joe Team coming into a conflict with Zartan (Arnold Vosloo), Storm Shadow and Firefly (Ray Stevenson) all serving under the newly released Cobra Commander. Zartan (who is last seen in disguise as the President of the United States) frames all G.I. Joe operatives as traitors and wipes most of them out in a sneak attack, leaving only Roadblock, Snake Eyes, Flint, and Lady Jaye. Zartan and the Commander now have all the world leaders under Cobra's control, with warheads headed towards innocent populaces. Badly beaten, out numbered, and outgunned the Joes make a desperate plan to expose the truth and stop Cobra from taking over the world. Starring Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock and Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye.
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.