Deadline has reported the action hero signed on to star in the intense action thriller â€œCiudad.”
The movie will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo based off their upcoming Oni Press graphic novel that they co-wrote with Ande Parks. It is about a mercenary hired by a Brazilian drug lord to rescue his kidnapped daughter.
Johnson will be appearing in the upcoming sequel â€œG.I. Joe: Retaliation.â€ He is signed on with several future projects including â€œPain and Gain,â€ â€œEmpire State,â€ and â€œThe Fast and the Furious 6.â€ It was also reported he signed on for MGMâ€™s production of â€œHerculesâ€ yesterday.
The project is the first feature film for the Russo brothers since 2006â€™s â€œYou, Me and Dupree.â€ Since 2006, theyâ€™ve been directing television movies and television show episodes, including â€œCommunity,â€ â€œHappy Endingsâ€ and â€œUp All Night.â€