Hollywood Buzz: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Is on Fire
The summer couldn’t get any hotter for Baywatch star Dwayne Johnson, who in addition to returning to Season 3 of “Ballers”
later this month has one dozen films in the pipeline, including “Fighting with My Family” (opposite Lena Headley and Vince Vaughan); San Andreas 2; Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle (with Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas in theaters this Christmas); and Skyscraper (with Neve Campbell). Johnson, who is currently filming “Rampage” with Naomie Harris—based on a classic videogame about a trio of city destroying monsters—has also produced an action-drama, Lifeline, that has been greenlit as a new series for YouTube Red. Ironically, his producing partner on four of his upcoming films is ex-wife, Dany Garcia, who is also his manager and runs the company they started together, Seven Bucks Production and is worth an estimated $70 million. Meanwhile, Johnson, who tops The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, which ranks the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google+, came in at #34 on the Hollywood Reporter’s recently released list of the Most Powerful Actors in Hollywood. Other blacks making the list included Oprah Winfrey (#9), Shonda Rhimes (37); ABC president Channing Dungey (55), Tyler Perry (67), Ava Duvernay (70), Denzel Washington (73), Steve Harvey (84), Kevin Hart (80) and Jordan Peele (93). Topping the list was Disney president Bob Iger.