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Young Rock! Comedy Series Based on Dwayne Johnson is Being Filmed in Queensland

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A series based on the younger years of Dwayne ’The Rock’ Johnson is in production, and it looks like filming has started with young actor Bradley Constant seen shooting a scene at Strathpine, in North Brisbane on Tuesday.

The autobiographic NBC sitcom will follow the formative years of the 48-year-old actor and retired professional wrestler. He'll appear in every episode with three younger actors playing him in his younger years.

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The eleven-part comedy TV series about the highest-paid male actor of 2020 is being shot in southeast Queensland. Moreton Bay Mayor, Peter Flannery says there was staff door knocking residents in Strathpine to let them know what was going on.

Production was stopped temporarily when a woman was picked up and dropped off by an ambulance in Strathpine on Tuesday and production has since moved to Coorparoo on Wednesday.

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Earlier in the year, he tweeted that his childhood was similar to Forrest Gump and that it will be a fun show.

In October, he announced the cast that will be playing him and his family. 11-year-old actor Adrian Groulx will play 10-year-old “little Dewey”, Bradley Constant will play 15-year-old Johnson and Uli Latukefu will play a 20-year-old Dwayne Johnson. Stacey Leilua will play his mum, his dad by Joseph Lee Anderson and Ana Tuisila will play his grandmother.

 
 
 
 
 
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#YOUNGROCK This kid @adriangroulx is our anchor and my hero 👊🏾 He’s got the hardest job of ‘em of all playing “little Dewey” - yes, unfortunately that was the nickname my God parents gave me after the weather - as in dewdrops. Jesus. 🤦🏽‍♂️😂 At 10yrs old, I was rambunctious as all hell 😈, was already girl crazy 😜 and loved pro wrestling — especially the part when wrestlers would bleed 🩸🥴💀🤣 This kid, Adrian is my hero because I look back at this time in my life so fondly and how I viewed the world thru my 10yr old eyes. I was all these things but at the core I was a sweet little boy and a complicated little cub 🐻 who just needed guidance. Years later here we are and I did alright 🙏🏾👊🏾 This passion project is special and I’m boundless grateful to EVERYONE who is lending their talents, passion, love and mana to bring it to life. Can’t wait for you guys to watch this one! #ComplicatedCub #LittleDewey #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC

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#YOUNGROCK This role is a special one and HIGHLY entertaining. Playing my grandma, Lia Maivia will be the one of a kind, Ana Tuisila. Cool backstory: My grandmother, Lia Maivia was pro wrestling’s first women’s promoter. She HAD TO BE tough as nails in a male dominated, shark infested world of wrestling. She set the bar for tough business practices and also set the bar for how loving a sweet grandma could be to her only grandson - me ☺️ She was also charged by the feds for extortion, eventually deported, became homeless and lost everything in the early 90’s. Crazy life. I was blessed enough to help change that hard time scenario around and get her back on her feet. Her journey was unreal and can’t wait for you guys to watch! #StrongWomen #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC

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According to the Moreton Daily, the series will be filmed over an 18 month period, with the production set to contribute $143 million to the state’s economy. Being the highest-paid actor and the most followed man on Instagram, the fans will definitely be excited once it hits the screens in 2021!

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