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Johnson to head to San Andreas?

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is set to star in earthquake disaster drama San Andreas.

The Fast And Furious actor is said to have "closed" a deal to take the lead role in New Line's upcoming film, said The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog.

The 41-year-old action star would play a rescue-helicopter pilot, who has to make a perilous trip across the state to rescue his estranged daughter after the earthquake hits California.

Dwayne would reunite with director Brad Peyton, who he previously worked with in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Brad is taking the reins on the project, which is being written by Chad and Carey Hayes from an initial draft by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore.

San Andreas is expected to start shooting in April 2014, with a release date targeted for 2015.

Dwayne has been busy over the past 12 months with appearances in blockbusters GI Joe: Retaliation, Fast And Furious 6 and Pain And Gain.

The former pro-wrestler has been filming the seventh instalment of the Fast And Furious franchise, following the completed shoot for Brett Ratner's Hercules: The Thracian Wars, in which he plays the Greek hero.

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