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Netflix Picks Up The Rock and Emily Blunt’s Superhero Comedy Ball and Chain

May 14, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt’s new superhero comedy Ball and Chain is officially Netflix-bound. THR reports that the film, which is based on the four-part comic book by Scott Lobdell (Uncanny X-Men, Generation X), has been picked up by the streaming service. No release date is set.

The movie is based on a four-part comic book published in 1999, written by Scott Lobdell. Johnson and Blunt will play Edgar and Mallory Bulson, a couple who are about to divorce when they gain super-powers from a meteor that only work when they’re together. Johnson and Blunt are reteaming following their work together in Jungle Cruise which will release next summer.

The film is being written by Emily V. Gordon and will be produced by Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will through their Seven Bucks Productions shingle, along with Kevin Misher for Misher Films. Blunt will produce as well through her Ledbury Productions company. Andy Berman for Misher Films and Lobdell will executive produce.

“One of our main initiatives at Seven Bucks is to continue to find the best platforms to tell stories that entertain and inspire on a global scale,” Johnson said in the announcement. “Netflix is the perfect partner to deliver this epic superhero/romantic comedy experience alongside us, and we’re excited to be back in business with the Netflix team. I’m also excited to not only reunite with dear friend Emily Blunt in front of the camera, but to also collaborate as producing partners as we bring Emily V. Gordon’s script to life.”