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Dwayne Johnson nears deal to star in 'San Andreas: 3-D'

Dwayne Johnson nears deal to star in 'San Andreas: 3-D' © AP / Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Johnson nears deal to star in 'San Andreas: 3-D'

By Lucas Shaw

Dwayne Johnson is in final negotiations to star in "San Andreas," a 3-D film set during the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, according to three individuals with knowledge of the project. Johnson would play a man who travels across the state to rescue his daughter.

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Johnson does not have a deal in place, but New Line had been shopping the project to directors with him attached and is now very close to locking up the deal. Brad Peyton, who worked with Johnson on "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," will direct.

Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing the movie, which has had drafts written by everyone form Carlton Cuse to Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio. Carey and Chad Hayes, who wrote New Line's summer horror smash "The Conjuring," penned the latest draft.

Johnson is currently filming Brett Ratner's "Hercules" for MGM and "Fast & Furious 7" for "The Conjuring" director James Wan and Universal. He is repped by WME and Gang, Tyre, Romer and Brown.

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