Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in talks with Universal to star in a movie of the late Robert Ludlim’s “The Janson Directive.”
The Rock confirmed that role on his Twitter last night and confirmed that Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman will be writing the script.
The book by Ludlim follows a former consular ops agent, Paul Janson, that goes into business as a private security consultant after. The agent leaves the covert ops business after a high number of sanctioned killings. He teams with a sharpshooter and only takes assignments that he believe will help people in need.
He wrote the following on Instagram:
“A real pleasure teaming up w/ Academy Award winning writer, Akiva Goldsman (A BEAUTIFUL MIND) to write THE JANSON DIRECTIVE. Very cool and honored to bring this iconic novel and character to life. Can’t wait… #RobertLudlum #Conspiracy #UniversalStudios #JansonDirective”