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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is Starring in and Producing a Pilot for HBO

MIAMI BEACH, FL - APRIL 11: Dwayne Johnson attends the "Pain & Gain" premiere on April 11, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)

HBO announced today that they are developing a pilot starring and executive-produced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The currently untitled project will be a half-hour dramedy about active and retired athletes living in Miami. The pilot will be executive-produced by Mark Wahlberg and his producing partner Steve Levinson (who also wrote the pilot) and directed by Peter Berg. Though Johnson is a proven and successful film actor, you can imagine he's attracted to the opportunity to play a role that amounts to more than just reciting quips and flexing. (Though there better be a lot of quips and flexing.)

Photo: Larry Marano/Getty