Sometimes rumors are just rumors, but that’s not the case when it comes to one of the biggest names in show business and a studio that is considered to house “the biggest storytellers in the world.”
It’s official, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be voicing the demigod Maui in Disney’s upcoming adventure Moana.
Moana will tell the story of South Pacific Islander Moana, who teams up with demigod Maui. The couple embarks on a journey through Oceania in search of “a fabled island.”
Johnson captioned the photo with a few chosen words, which actually revealed some things about the upcoming animated movie.
“At Disney Studios signing contracts to play the male lead in their next big classic animated musical, Moana. Just had an amazing 2hr presentation and it’s easy to see why they’re the greatest story tellers in the world. I’m excited. And in the background my homies Fred & Wasabi from BigHERO6 are jumpin’ for joy joy cause they heard I’m gonna sing in the movie,” said “The Rock.”
It seems that Moana will be, in fact, a musical, although it was previously reported otherwise.
Moana will be directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who won over critics with their work on The Little Mermaid and The Princess And The Frog.
Dwayne Johnson is one of the biggest in-demand actors these days in Hollywood, and Moana must be something really special since he desperately wants to make room for another project in his already-packed schedule.
Moana will be released on November 23rd, 2016.