3 Things Dwayne Johnson Looks for When Choosing a Script

Will Lerner
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

A debate about who the biggest movie star in the world is right now might be a quick discussion these days, considering the recent run of success Dwayne Johnson is having. No longer just a wrestler trying to break into movies, Johnson is rather an A-list actor whose involvement can make or break a film’s box office. We wondered what Johnson was looking for in scripts these days. While promoting his new movie, Baywatch, Johnson told Yahoo Movies three things he keeps in mind.

Baywatch stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. (Photo: Paramount)

“The first thing I look for in a script is, can I take this idea in the script and create something fans are really going to like?” Johnson said. “The B-side to that is, am I going to like playing this role? Am I going to like telling this story? The other thing I look for in a script is, does it have the potential to serve a global audience? Does it have the potential to play big because I am in this business and in the game to entertain as many people as I possibly can all around the world?”

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