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The Rock’s THE SMASHING MACHINE Turns Vancouver into Pride Fighting Championship in Japan

Real-life Pride 6 poster.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson filmed a scene in Vancouver yesterday for the biopic The Smashing Machine of the legendary MMA fighter Mark Kerr waving to the crowd at one of the Pride Fighting Championships in Japan.

New West Boy video.

Pride 5 poster on set in Vancouver.

New West Boy image.

Pride t-shirt on set 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: First Look at The Rock as MMA Fighter Mark Kerr aka The Smashing Machine

The Rock. Instagram./ Mark Kerr.

The big A24 biopic, directed by Benny Safdie, has been in production for a few weeks and been spotted at Lions MMA gym and now the service road between Rogers Arena and BC Place.

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

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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:

The Rock. Instagram.

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.

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