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06/02/2015 01:27 am ET Updated Jun 02, 2015

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson In Talks To Star In 'Big Trouble In Little China' Remake

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It seems Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is having an earth-shaking week. His disaster blockbuster “San Andreas” topped the U.S. box office over the weekend, and now news has emerged that the 43-year-old actor is in talks to star in and produce a remake of the ‘80s cult classic “Big Trouble in Little China” for 20th Century Fox.

According to The Wrap, Johnson is in negotiations to play Jack Burton, the tough-as-nails truck driver protagonist, in the remake. Burton was portrayed by Kurt Russell in the original film.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, of “Thor” and “X-Men: First Class” fame, will pen the script for the remake, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Johnson will reportedly produce the film with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, his producing partners at Seven Bucks Productions.

A representative for Johnson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Johnson has been very busy of late. “San Andreas,” set in the aftermath of a massive quake in California, earned more than $113 million worldwide in its opening weekend. The actor also stars in the box office hit “Furious 7,” and his new TV show “Ballers” will debut on HBO on June 21.

Johnson's other projects include starring in Warner Bros' “Shazam,” and in Disney’s animated movie “Moana” as the voice of Hawaiian demi-god Maui.

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