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Dwayne Johnson looks unrecognizable in his new movie “The Smashing Machine”

Dwayne Johnson looks unrecognizable in his new movie “The Smashing Machine”

Dwayne Johnson He is almost unrecognizable as the MMA legend Mark Kerr at first glance The Smashing Machine from A24.

A24 published the preview of the new movie Benny Safdie on social media after Johnson flew to Cannes last week to meet with buyers about the UFC story.

In the image, The Rock is stripped of his trademark tattoos and has a thick head of hair while sitting in the corner of a ring.

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What The Smashing Machine is about

In The Smashing Machine, Johnson plays Kerr, the legendary MMA fighter from the UFC’s no-holds-barred era. The film will follow Kerr’s fight against addiction, victories, love and friendship in the year 2000.

Emily Blunt co-stars and can be seen at the bottom right of the first look image. She plays Dawn Staples, the wife of the MMA champion. As she attempts to establish a life together, she struggles to find her place within Mark’s chaotic and contradictory world.

The film, which A24 is producing and financing, brings them back in business with Safdie, who co-directed and co-wrote Uncut Gems ($50 million at the US box office). Safdie also wrote the screenplay for The Smashing Machine.

Kerr is a former wrestler and mixed martial artist. During his MMA career, he was a two-time UFC Heavyweight Tournament Champion, Vale Tudo World Championship Tournament Winner, Pride FC Heavyweight Champion, 1992 NCAA National Wrestling Champion, National Style Champion. 1994 free and four-time ADCC World Submission Champion.

Source: Ambito

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