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“The Greatest Living Stuntman”: How Tanoai Reed Became Dwayne Johnson’s Double

“The Greatest Living Stuntman”: How Tanoai Reed Became Dwayne Johnson’s Double

BY AARON COUCH | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The Hollywood Reporter’s Stuntperson of the Year, who just unleashed ‘Red Notice’ and has ‘Black Adam’ out next, reflects on a 27-year journey that has included broken bones, a nearly career-ending injury and most of all, a feeling of family with Johnson, his distant cousin. Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot took center stage Nov. 5 as they brought their splashy Netflix movie Red Notice to downtown L.A. for its premiere. But among the A-listers on the red carpet, it was another face that turned heads, maybe even causing a few double takes. Like he…
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Vin Diesel Asks Dwayne Johnson to Return to ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise

Vin Diesel Asks Dwayne Johnson to Return to ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise

BY RYAN PARKER | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment "Hobbs can’t be played by no other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny," the actor says in his plea. Vin Diesel on Sunday asked Dwayne Johnson to make peace and return to the Fast and Furious franchise. The two superstars had an epic falling out in 2016 when they clashed for the last time on the set of The Fate of the Furious. The two mega action stars made their first onscreen appearance together in 2011’s Fast Five. They have been exchanging barbs in the media ever since Johnson made an Instagram…
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‘Jungle Cruise’ Rides to $61.8M at Global Box Office, $30M on Disney+

‘Jungle Cruise’ Rides to $61.8M at Global Box Office, $30M on Disney+

BY PAMELA MCCLINTOCK | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT The movie came in ahead of expectations at the domestic box office with $34.2 million despite renewed concerns over COVID-19 and the Delta variant. Disney’s Jungle Cruise rode to a better-than-expected opening of $34.2 million at the domestic box office amid renewed concerns over COVID-19 and the Delta variant for a worldwide box office debut of $61.8 million. The movie’s total global start is an OK $91.8 million when including $30 million in revenue from Disney+ Premier Access. Overseas — where a number of countries are also seeing a surge in cases — it earned a…
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How Dwayne Johnson Wooed Emily Blunt for ‘Jungle Cruise’ — and Why She Ghosted Him

How Dwayne Johnson Wooed Emily Blunt for ‘Jungle Cruise’ — and Why She Ghosted Him

BY REBECCA KEEGAN | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT As they prepare to release their $200 million-plus Disney tentpole, the newly minted BFFs now lean on each other for career guidance: "I go to him for advice because he lived in the trenches." At about 4 a.m. in the fall of 2017, after a tiring night shoot on Universal’s Skyscraper, Dwayne Johnson, arguably the busiest person in Hollywood, set aside some time to film a video for Emily Blunt. At the time, he was attached to star in Jungle Cruise, which various producers had been trying to get off the ground at Disney since at…
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Box Office: ‘Jungle Cruise’ Earns $2.7M in Thursday Previews

Box Office: ‘Jungle Cruise’ Earns $2.7M in Thursday Previews

BY PAMELA MCCLINTOCK | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT The Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt movie is riding into theaters amid renewed concerns over the COVID-19 delta variant. Disney’s latest live-action Jungle Cruise rode to $2.7 million in Thursday previews at the North American box office. The family friendly adventure – based on the iconic Disney ride — is also being made available simultaneously in the home via Disney+ Premier Access, a decision made several months ago because of ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and the slow nature of the box office recovery. Earlier this May, Disney’s live-action Cruella started off with $1.4 million…
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Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in ‘Jungle Cruise’: Film Review

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in ‘Jungle Cruise’: Film Review

BY DAVID ROONEY | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT The perennial Disneyland theme park ride goes the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' route with Jaume Collet-Serra's big-screen adventure, in which Amazon explorers encounter threats both human and supernatural. Of all the longtime favorite rides of the Disneyland theme parks, the Jungle Cruise, introduced in 1955, is among the most enduringly captivating. Sailing on a 1930s British steamer down the major rivers of Southeast Asia, Africa and South America through lush vegetation, accompanied by a skipper with a weakness for bad puns while Audio-Animatronic animals pop up in the waterways or on the riverbanks,…
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