Dwayne Johnson goes Down Under to film San Andreas

The beefcake action man formerly known as The Rock has been spotted at various gyms on the Gold Coast in preparation for his new role

Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, has arrived Down Under, where he will be taking on the role of a US helicopter pilot in his new action movie San Andreas.


The former World Wrestler has got his priorities right; after arriving in Australia he introduced himself and his muscles to gyms around the area, including Heartbreak Conditioning, where he snapped a pic with the owner.

Mummy Returns actor Johnson has also allegedly taken up residence in a mansion on the Isle of Capri, on the Nerang River near Surfers Paradise.

The £55 million disaster movie will see Johnson’s character make a desperate trip through California in an attempt to save his daughter after a massive earthquake. Filming will take place from tomorrow in southeast Queensland, but locations have not yet been released.

The movie will also star Alexandra Daddario (from Texas Chainsaw 3D) and Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum). 

Apparently, a Dwayne Johnson movie shoot is nothing to be sniffed at. San Andreas will spend more than £10 million in the local area, and is looking to employ more than 100 local crew members and up to 2600 extras. Forbes named Johnson number one in its top grossing actors of 2013 list. His films brought in £773 million worldwide, and included Fast & Furious 6, G.I. Joe and Pain & Gain.

San Andreas will be released in 2015.


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