Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt have wrapped up Disney’s Jungle Cruise. The duo will be teaming up again for a superhero romantic comedy film titled, Ball and Chain. The movie will release straight to the popular OTT platform, Netflix. Read to know more.
Netflix has acquired the rights of Ball and Chain starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Emily Blunt in the lead roles. Emily V. Gordon, who has received an Academy Award nomination for The Big Sick (2017), will pen down the script. The movie is an adaption of the 1990s comic of the same name by Scott Lobdell. It will show Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt as a married couple going through a rough patch in their relationship who also have superpowers, but they only work when the couple are together. Ball and Chain will be banked by Dwayne’s Seven Bucks Production.
Dwayne Johnson talked about the project in an interview with a daily. He said that one of their main initiatives at Seven Bucks is to continue to find the best platforms to tell stories that entertain and inspire on a global scale. Netflix is the perfect partner to deliver this epic superhero/romantic comedy experience alongside them, and they are excited to be back in business with the Netflix team. The Rock mentioned that he is also excited to not only reunite with dear friend Emily Blunt in front of the camera but to also collaborate as producing partners as they bring Emily V. Gordon's script to life.
Dwayne Johnson shared the news on his Instagram handle. The caption on his post read, “This project has become quite the unique & dynamic recipe to cook up. And I’m excited to team up with these very talented women. In #BallAndChain, my dear friend (I’m contractually obligated to call her that) Emily Blunt and I will play a married couple on the verge of divorce, who become blessed with superpowers that only work when we’re together. Written by Oscar nominated @emilyvgordon, who of all things, is also a licensed couples therapist 👀 #BallAndChain @sevenbucksprod @netflix 🌎” [sic].
Earlier, Dwayne Johnson has partnered with Netflix for Red Notice. It is an action-comedy thriller film also starring Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds. The filming on the project is halted due to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. Dwayne and Emily Blunt’s Jungle Cruise is also postponed for the same reason.