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Dwayne Johnson Comedy 'Ballers' Picked Up by HBO

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Dominique Hobdy
Feb, 14, 2014 5:05 PM UTC

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in his first small-screen series regular role in HBO’s Ballers.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the half-hour dramedy that follows the lives of a group of football players comes from the writers of HBO hits Entourage, Boardwalk Empire and How to Make it in America

The former professional wrestler is no stranger to the sports world having played college football before he made his debut in the World Wrestling Federation. 

The cast includes Single Ladies star LeToya Luckett, Baggage Claim actress Jazmyn Simon, former UCLA football star Donovan Carter and Denzel Washington’s son, John David Washington. 

A premiere date for Ballers has not yet been announced. 

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