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The Rock, Ryan Reynolds Team for Cop Film

Ryan Reynolds It's a match that was simply meant to be. The Hollywood Reporter says Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) will join Ryan Reynolds ("Van Wilder," "Blade: Trinity") in a buddy-cop action film titled "Blowback."

Plot specifics have not been revealed, but the Reporter says "Blowback" is a "modern-day 'Lethal Weapon'" focusing on two San Francisco police officers.

Johnson and Reynolds are both enjoying burgeoning film careers. Johnson, the former WWE wrestler, has played up his cocked-eyebrow charisma in "The Rundown" and "Walking Tall." Reynolds received surprising accolades for "Blade: Trinity," and his starring turn in 2002's "Van Wilder" earned him an unexpected frat-loving cult audience. On top of all this, the production team behind "Wedding Crashers" will oversee "Blowback," so we could be witnessing the beginning of an edgy action-comedy franchise.

Additional production details and scheduling have not been announced. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on August 3, 2005 08:54 AM
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