A24’s ‘The Smashing Machine’, Starring The Rock, Reportedly Begins Filming On May 1st

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‘The Smashing Machine’ looks to be getting ready for production.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s next feature film project will be The Smashing Machine, a film adaptation of the 2002 documentary The Smashing Machine: The Life and Times of Mark Kerr. We now know more about the projects filming schedule, with this possibly limiting The Rock’s involvement with WWE during that period.

PWInsider are now reporting that the project is slayed to film from May 1st through to August 1st, which would likely rule out The Rock doing anything physical for WWE in that time frame.

“PWInsider.com has confirmed that casting is underway for a number of supporting characters in the film, which we can exclusively confirm is currently slated to film from 5/1 through 8/1. That would likely take him out of doing anything physical for WWE during that time period.”


The Rock is set to return to the ring for the first time since 2013 at WWE’s upcoming WrestleMania 40 event, where he’ll team with his real-life cousin and Bloodline stablemate Roman Reigns to take on Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins at Night 1, with the match having major ramifications for Reigns’ Undisputed WWE Universal Championship defence against Rhodes the following night.

With The Rock having been heavily involved in the past couple of weeks of WWE television in the build-up to WrestleMania, speculation has been growing about potential future appearances this year, although following this latest update, it’s unclear as to when his schedule will be clear again for another possible in-ring outing.

As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on The Rock’s schedule as soon as we hear more.

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