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Oscar nominee Naomie Harris joins Dwayne Johnson in Rampage

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There’s a grand tradition in Hollywood of actors signing on to weird/stupid projects immediately after winning or being nominated for an Academy Award, and it looks like Moonlight’s Naomie Harris—who is up for Best Supporting Actress—will be carrying on that tradition. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harris has signed on to co-star with Dwayne Johnson in director Brad Peyton’s Rampage movie. The film is based on the old arcade game of the same name, and the THR story says that Harris “sparked to the fun tone of the script.” Hopefully that means Rampage will be a little more entertaining than Peyton’s San Andreas, which was less about fun than it was about watching Dwayne Johnson repeatedly fail to save people from an earthquake.

In Rampage, Harris will be playing “a geneticist with a moral streak” while Johnson plays “an animal-loving hero.” Also, as we’ve previously reported, the movie will supposedly be “a lot more emotional, a lot scarier, and a lot more real than you’d expect.”


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