NBC can smell what the Rock -- and Jerry Bruckheimer -- are cooking.
Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest producer Jerry Bruckheimer are teaming up to create a drama for the network centered around wrestling in the 1980s, the pair confirmed on their Twitter accounts Tuesday.
Look forward to teaming up with @THEROCK on exciting new wrestling project, Bruckheimer wrote. After which, a slightly less subdued Johnson chimed in, Kickin' Ass! Excited to partner up w @BruckheimerJB & @NBC to create 1980's wrestling TV drama.
Scorpion King actor Johnson served full-time as a wrestler on the World Wrestling Federation (later World Wrestling Entertainment) circuit from 1996 until 2003, appearing part-time after that, only to ramp his involvement back up as the host of WrestleMania XXVII.
Bruckheimer's recent ventures include the ABC reality competition Take the Money & Run.