Dwayne Johnson Preps for Mark Kerr Biopic at Black House MMA

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson begins training at Black House MMA gym to prepare for his role as Mark Kerr in the biopic "The Smashing Machine". Johnson shares photos from his first day of training, expressing gratitude and respect for Kerr and the MMA community.

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Dwayne Johnson Preps for Mark Kerr Biopic at Black House MMA

Dwayne Johnson Preps for Mark Kerr Biopic at Black House MMA

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has begun his transformation into former UFC Champion Mark Kerr for the upcoming biopic "The Smashing Machine." Johnson, set to portray Kerr in the lead role, is training at the renowned Black House MMA gym to prepare for the film.

Johnson shared photos from his first day of training at Black House MMA, expressing gratitude for the opportunity. "Training camp - working hard to learn and absorb everything I can. Thank you @BlackHouseMMA for allowing me the privilege of training in your gym as I prepare for the role of Mark Kerr, in 'The Smashing Machine'," Johnson stated.

The actor emphasized his intention to pay homage to Kerr, a two-time UFC Heavyweight World Tournament Champion and World Vale Tudo Champion who rose above personal and professional struggles. Johnson described Kerr as a "legendary MMA Godfather" and expressed respect for all MMA fighters, the MMA community, and athletes who have battled mental health and addiction issues.

"The Smashing Machine," written and directed by Benny Safdie, aims to capture the complexities of Kerr's life and career. Johnson's dedication to embodying the role is evident in his intense training regimen at Black House MMA, a gym known for producing top MMA talent.

As Johnson immerses himself in preparation for "The Smashing Machine," he has also stirred controversy within WWE by seemingly taking undue credit for the company's success. Despite this, speculation persists about his potential return to the wrestling ring for another match in 2024, leaving fans eager for further developments in both his acting and wrestling endeavors.

Key Takeaways

  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is playing Mark Kerr in the biopic "The Smashing Machine".
  • Johnson is training at Black House MMA gym to prepare for the role.
  • He aims to pay homage to Kerr, a legendary MMA fighter and champion.
  • The film, written and directed by Benny Safdie, explores Kerr's life and career.
  • Johnson's intense training regimen is underway at Black House MMA.