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Dwayne Johnson to fight actual rocks in earthquake disaster movie 'San Andreas'

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Kate Stanton
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(UPI) -- Dwayne Johnson's post-WWE acting career is still picking up steam, with the 41-year-old semi-retired wrestler set to take on earthquakes in an upcoming 3D disaster movie, "San Andreas."

Johnson will play a "rugged rescue-helicopter pilot" (naturally) who travels California in search of his estranged daughter when an earthquake destroys the state.

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"Excited to make the first ever epic 3D disaster movie!" Johnson tweeted Tuesday. "A privilege to play the role."

Brad Peyton, who helmed Johnson's previous turn in "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," will direct the film.

According to Variety, Johnson had a big 2012, with “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Fast & Furious 6″ breaking box office records for those franchises.

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