Roman Reigns to Play Dwayne Johnson’s Brother in ‘Hobbs and Shaw’

“Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, Roman Reigns who’ll be playing my brother in our FAST & FURIOUS UNIVERSE,” Johnson said

Last Updated: January 25, 2019 @ 2:47 PM

WWE Superstar Roman Reigns has joined the cast of the “Fast & Furious” spinoff film, “Hobbs and Shaw,” co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced on Instagram Friday.

“Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, Roman Reigns who’ll be playing my brother in our FAST & FURIOUS UNIVERSE,” Johnson said.

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The brothers’ roar. A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive. Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, Roman Reigns who’ll be playing my brother in our FAST & FURIOUS UNIVERSE. I’m very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film. I’m also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands as he takes life one day at a time to recover from leukemia. His perseverance and humility battling this challenge has inspired our entire family as well as millions around the world in our beloved @WWE Universe. Can’t wait to see the “Big Dog” return back to the ring – his positive & focused mindset to return is straight up next level. Til’ then, this sacred Samoan ???????? ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood. Today, we nourish it with yours. #WelcomeRomanReigns #Brothers #HobbsAndShaw THIS SUMMER ??”???’?????

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David Leitch is directing the film that will hit theaters on Aug. 2, 2019. Johnson and Jason Statham are reprising their roles as former rivals turned unlikely allies, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw.

Longtime “F&F” writer Chris Morgan returns as writer and producer on the project.

Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz is producing alongside Johnson and his Seven Bucks Productions partners, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, Jason Statham, and Chris Morgan for his eponymous production company. Kelly McCormick, Steve Chasman, Amanda Lewis, Ainsley Davies and Ethan Smith executive produce.

Executive vice president of production Mark Sourian and vice president Jay Polidoro will oversee the project at Universal.

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