Could Dwayne Johnson Star in Universal’s ‘Wolf Man’ Movie?

Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? Well, the Wolf Man probably can because of his, presumably, heightened senses.  And now he’s getting an even stronger whiff as the action star might soon be getting close to the project.

Over the last year or so Universal Pictures has been courting some rather high profile actors to help launch their upcoming classic movie monster revival.  So far the various names include Tom Cruise in the Mummy, Johnny Depp in the Invisible Man, Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll, and possibly Angelina Jolie as the Bride of Frankenstein. Now another classic monster is possibly getting a big name star attached to his film.

While talking about another project Dwayne Johnson is currently working on Deadline dropped an interesting tidbit of info.  According to them there are rumors swirling about that Universal is attempting to court Dwayne Johnson to star in the upcoming “Wolf Man” revival.  If Universal is intent on bringing in big names with box office potential, Dwayne Johnson is certainly a name worth pursuing.

However, I really hope this doesn’t come to pass.   Now, don’t get me wrong. I love the Rock.  I’ve followed his career since I was a kid and I’ve seen almost every movie he’s been in and enjoyed a lot of them.  However, I just can’t see someone like the Rock playing a character like Lawrence Talbot.  And it’s not even about the range of talent Dwayne Johnson has as an actor.  It’s just hard to imagine him capturing that defeated and depressed mannerism that’s so integral to the character.  Sure, he’ll do a fine job once the beast comes out and he has to maul innocents, but will he be able to portray the fragile psyche of the character in the aftermath? It’s just doesn’t seem like a good fit.

What do you think? Give Dwayne Johnson a chance at the Wolf Man? Let us know below.

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