3 Things Dwayne Johnson Looks for When Choosing a Script

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A debate about who the biggest movie star in the world is right now might be a quick discussion these days, considering the recent run of success Dwayne Johnson is having. No longer just a wrestler trying to break into movies, Johnson is rather an A-list actor whose involvement can make or break a film’s box office. We wondered what Johnson was looking for in scripts these days. While promoting his new movie, Baywatch, Johnson told Yahoo Movies three things he keeps in mind.

<em>Baywatch</em> stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. (Photo: Paramount)
Baywatch stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. (Photo: Paramount)

“The first thing I look for in a script is, can I take this idea in the script and create something fans are really going to like?” Johnson said. “The B-side to that is, am I going to like playing this role? Am I going to like telling this story? The other thing I look for in a script is, does it have the potential to serve a global audience? Does it have the potential to play big because I am in this business and in the game to entertain as many people as I possibly can all around the world?”

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