source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said that his upcoming movie, Witch Mountain, will begin production next month in Las Vegas. He said his role in the movie will be the biggest single lead movie role of his career because this movie will be the biggest budgeted movie and biggest in terms of box office movie expectations in his career. In other Rock related movie news, he’s heading to Europe to promote The Game Plan and they hope after he’s done promoting it that the figures for the movie will end up between $140 and $150 million. Also, Rock said that test marketing for his other upcoming movie, Get Smart, tested very high and that people thought it was funny. The movie will be released on June 20.

— “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is looking for non-WWE movie work since they only have one movie earmarked at the moment, that being a film starring John Cena, which is slated for release in September. No word yet if Austin has managed to land anything. WWE Films’ The Condemned and his small role in The Longest Yard in 2005 alongside some other wrestlers remain as Austin’s lone movie credits.

— WWE has signed Ohio independent wrestler Tyrone Evans to a developmental contract. You can see a video of him cutting a six-minute promo and introducing himself at this link.

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