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Dwayne Johnson Will Rock the Oscars as Presenter

The wrestler-turned-actor is a late addition to the show’s slate


Four days after Academy Awards producers announced what they had said would be their last group of presenters, the Oscars have added one more name: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The wrestler-turned-actor will serve as a presenter on Sunday’s show — and his booking means the show’s lineup of participants is now “kinda complete,” according to a Thursday tweet from Craig Zadan, who is producing the show with Neil Meron.

Then again, Meron also advised in his tweet that viewers should “expect some cool surprises” on Sunday, so maybe the lineup isn’t complete after all.

Johnson, who rose to fame wrestling in the WWE, most recently starred in “Hercules” and will appear in the upcoming “San Andreas” and “Furious 7.”

The Oscars will take place on Sunday in the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood. Neil Patrick Harris will host.