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RUMOUR: Dwayne Johnson’s $50m Payday for Upcoming Movie a New Record

Dwayne Johnson is reportedly earning not only his largest payday for a single role, but the largest payday of any actor....

The rumour’s out, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has allegedly secured a record-breaking contract for his upcoming Christmas movie, Red One

While Johnson is one of the most marketable stars in Hollywood, his recent films haven’t done as well as might’ve been hoped. Black Adam was a flop grossing only $393.3 million USD worldwide on an estimated budget of $190 – 260 million USD. While Netflix claimed that Red Notice was their biggest movie release ever with 1.8 billion minutes viewed according to Nielsen, it hasn’t made much of a mark on pop culture. 

Despite that, Amazon seems to believe that The Rock is surefire way to grab the public’s attention, offering him $50 million USD (~$73.4 million AUD) up front for his role as Callum Drift in Red One, according to Puck News.

This isn’t only The Rock’s biggest payday, but the biggest payday any actor has received for a single role. 

It’s a massive increase for Johnson who reportedly was paid $23.5 million for Jumanji: The Next Level and Red Notice, $22.5 million for Black Adam, $22 million for Jungle Cruise, and $20 million for Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw. He is making over double his highest paid roles!

The previous record holder was a tie between Robert Downey Jr. and Will Smith who were each paid $40 million for their roles in Captain America: Civil War and King Richard respectively. 

The plot for Red One is still mostly unknown, but Johnson shared a few details on Instagram:

“Think Jumanji meets Miracle on 34th Street meets Hobbs & Shaw with a dash of Harry Potter and sprinkled on top with my all-time favorite Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life… let all that sink in.”

The cast is stacked with the likes of Chris Evans, Lucy Liu, J.K. Simmons, Nick Kroll, and Kieran Shipka. 

At the time of writing, the film has yet to receive a release date. 


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