The Rock Producing Biopic On WWE Hall Of Famer

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The Rock and Seven Bucks Productions are working on a new biopic.

According to a new report from TheWrap, Seven Bucks Productions is working on a Ric Flair biopic. The Rock, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia will produce for Seven Bucks alongside Misher Films’ Kevin Misher. The two parties have worked together previously on Fighting With My Family.

In a statement, The Rock discussed how Flair played an important role in his fandom, describing the new project as “personal.”

“As a kid who grew up in professional wrestling, I idolized, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair. He was a hero to me. And once I broke into the wrestling business and began to spill my own sweat and blood – my reverence for Ric turned to respect.

Because I realized just how rare and impossible it is to disrupt the wrestling business, culture and truly change the game – and that’s exactly what Ric Flair did. This project is personal, and we can’t wait to tell his unbelievable story. As always, thank you for the house, Ric.”

Ric Flair began his career back in 1972 and survived a plane crash in 1975 which doctors claimed would prevent him from ever lacing up his boots again. Flair’s career went to a whole new level when he became ‘The Nature Boy’ and over the following decades, he became one of the most decorated wrestlers in history.

In more recent years, Ric Flair was accused of serious sexual assault by a flight attendant with those historical claims coming to prominence again as part of the Dark Side of the Ring documentary series in 2021.

The Rock Pitched Heel Turn And Huge WrestleMania Match

On the February 2nd episode of SmackDown Cody Rhodes appeared to move aside to let The Rock challenge Roman Reigns. However, plans were changed after the endorsement led to a huge backlash from fans.

It has since been reported that The Rock pitched his recent heel turn as well as a match for WrestleMania. The report noted that after quickly realising fans were behind Cody Rhodes, and he wouldn’t be seen as a pure babyface, The Rock pitched to step aside so Rhodes could face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania