WWE Superstar Roman Reigns is set to make his big screen debut.

Reigns’ cousin Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson announced on Friday that Reigns has joined the cast of Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, the Fast and Furious spinoff currently in production. Reigns will play The Rock’s brother in the film.

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The brothers’ roar. A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive. Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, @RomanReigns who’ll be playing my brother in our FAST & FURIOUS UNIVERSE. I’m very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film. I’m also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands as he takes life one day at a time to recover from leukemia. His perseverance and humility battling this challenge has inspired our entire family as well as millions around the world in our beloved @WWE Universe. Can’t wait to see the “Big Dog” return back to the ring – his positive & focused mindset to return is straight up next level. Til’ then, this sacred Samoan 🇼🇸 ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood. Today, we nourish it with yours. #WelcomeRomanReigns #Brothers #HobbsAndShaw THIS SUMMER 🔥💪🏾 @hhgarcia41 📸

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“A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive,” Johnson wrote. “Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, Roman Reigns who’ll be playing my brother in our Fast & Furious universe. I’m very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film.”

Reigns took a brief leave from WWE to take on a battle with leukemia, a disease he had already defeated eleven years ago. Johnson address his cousin’s current battle in the same post.

“I’m also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands as he takes life one day at a time to recover from leukemia,” Johnson wrote. “His perseverance and humility battling this challenge has inspired our entire family as well as millions around the world in our beloved WWE Universe. Can’t wait to see the ‘Big Dog’ return back to the ring – his positive & focused mindset to return is straight up next level. Til’ then, this sacred Samoan ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood. Today, we nourish it with yours.”

Hobbs & Shaw is being directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script written by franchise veteran Chris Morgan. Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Seven Bucks Productions’ Hiram Garcia are producing the film. Here’s the official synopsis:

“A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson’s US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham’s Deckard Shaw.”

The film also stars Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Eddie Marsan, Eiza Gonzalez, and Idris Elba.

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw will hit theaters August 2, 2019.

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