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Dwayne Johnson & Taylor Lautner To Do Battle As 'David And Goliath'?

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 31, 2011 at 1:41AM

Dwayne Johnson and Taylor Lautner? Sure, that's the kind of bicep and pec showdown any producer would love to have, particularly if your names happen to be Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.
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Dwayne Johnson and Taylor Lautner? Sure, that's the kind of bicep and pec showdown any producer would love to have, particularly if your names happen to be Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.

According to Twitch, the producers behind the "Twilight" movies have made an offer to Jacob to star alongside The Rock, who they are in talks with, for a big screen take on the biblical David and Goliath story -- you can probably figure out who would play what role. Those of you with a good memory might recall that project set up at Relativity was announced as in the works with Scott Derrickson (“The Day the Earth Stood Still”) at the helm a little while ago. While we hadn't heard anything in a while, it appears they are looking to cast this thing up soon.

While faith based movies tend to do well, ironically, films that that are verbatim adaptations of Bible stories are usually a tougher sell at the box office. Godfrey and Bowen previously tried their hand at a Bible tale with "The Nativity Story" which turned a quiet, relatively small, yet tidy profit, but which hardly made the waves of something like "The Passion Of The Christ." However, David and Goliath is obviously a much more cinematically riveting tale than say, Moses And The Burning Bush, and there is probably a certain audience that would love to see Johnson and Lautner in thigh length garb throwing rocks at each other. But we have one quibble with this casting: isn't David supposed to be a completely unassuming everyman type and not a ripped young man who looks like he hits the gym every day for three hours? Frankly, David should be played by a Topher Grace type, though Topher's currently having trouble convincing us he's an FBI agent so maybe that's why they are going with someone with a bit of muscle.

Anyway, it's pretty interesting at this point, and as things develop anything could change. But Johnson and Lautner beating the snot out of each other? Yeah, we might pay to see that.

This article is related to: Actors, Taylor Lautner, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson


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