Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jerry Bruckheimer, Dwayne Johnson Sell Wrestling Drama to NBC

NBC has bought a wrestling drama from Jerry Bruckheimer. Dwayne Johnson, the wrestler-turned-actor formerly known by his ring name "The Rock," is also attached as an executive producer on the fictional drama project, which has a put pilot commitment at the network. It is set in the world of wrestling in the 1980s. The one-hour project, which hails from Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television,counts Brent Fletcher(Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena) and Seamus Kevin Fahey(The Forgotten, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena) as co-executive producers and writers, withKristieAnne Reed (Chase, Dark Blue)on board as a co-EP. Bruckheimer TV'sJonathan Littman will join Bruckheimer and Johnson as an executive producer. Johnson is repped by WME. Email: Lacey.Rose@THR.com Twitter: @LaceyVRose Related Topics Jerry Bruckheimer NBC

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