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First Look at The Rock as MMA Fighter Mark Kerr aka THE SMASHING MACHINE in Vancouver

The Rock. / Mark Kerr.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’ shared a first look of him playing legendary MMA fighter Mark Kerr aka The Smashing Machine in Vancouver.

The Smashing Machine is a drama based on the story of Mark Kerr, the legendary MMA fighter from the no-holds-barred era of the UFC at the peak of his career. He struggles with addiction, winning, love and friendship in the year 2000.

Related: The Rock’s The Smashing Machine Movie to Shoot at Vancouver’s Lions MMA

The big A24 biopic, directed by Benny Safdie, is in production and plans to shoot at Lions MMA gym this week.

The Rock’s Instagram.

Related: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Shooting MMA Biopic The Smashing Machine in Vancouver

The real Mark Kerr aka The Smashing Machine.

Emily Blunt co-stars as Dawn Staples, the new wife to the MMA champion. While trying to set up a life together, Dawn struggles to find her place within his chaotic and contradictory world. 

The Smashing Machine:

BC filming dates: May 2024 – August 01 2024.

Director: Benny Safdie

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Lyndsey Gavin, Oleksandr Usyk, Ryan Bader, Zoe Kosovic.

Soundstages: Ironwood Studios.

Producers: A24 Films.

Vancouver filming notice:

Lions MMA shoot: May 22nd, May 24th & May 27th.

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