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The Rock’s THE SMASHING MACHINE Movie to Shoot at Vancouver’s Lions MMA

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s upcoming MMA biopic about Mark Kerr aka The Smashing Machine plans to shoot at Vancouver’s Lions MMA gym this May.

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.

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 21 2024 – August 01 2024.

Director: Benny Safdie

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt.

Soundstages: Ironwood Studios.

Producers: A24 Films.

Vancouver filming notice:

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

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