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The Rock’s Seven Bucks Developing Ric Flair Biopic

February 21, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s production company is at work on a film about the life of Ric Flair. Following an initial report by The Wrap, a press release was sent to 411 confirming that Seven Bucks is developing a feature based on the wrestling icon’s life. Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will produce the film for seven Bucks alongside Misher Films’ Kevin Misher. Misher previously worked with Seven Bucks on the Paige.Saraya biopic Fighting With My Family.

Johnson said of the new project, “As a kid who grew up in professional wrestling, I idolized, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. He was a hero to me. And once I broke into the wrestling business and began to spill my own sweat and blood – my reverence for Ric turned to respect. Because I realized just how rare and impossible it is to disrupt the wrestling business, culture and truly change the game – and that’s exactly what Ric Flair did. This project is personal, and we can’t wait to tell his unbelievable story. As always, “thank you for the house, Ric.”

Flair is represented by AB Brand Group’s Alexy Power. There’s no word as of yet on what approach the film will take in telling Flair’s story, though the press release described Flair as follows:

Widely considered the greatest professional wrestler of all time, Flair’s iconic career, full of glory, tragedy and controversy, began in 1972 and spanned over 50 years with numerous top wrestling organizations around the world. He is the most decorated pro wrestler in history, a 16-time world champion and the first two-time inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame. In a 1995 match in Korea, he garnered the largest crowd in professional wrestling history, with an attendance of 165,000.