Ballers, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Mark Wahlberg's HBO Series, Films in Miami
What could be better than an Entourage-inspired HBO series created by Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson both filmed and set in Miami?
via @TheRock Johnson and co-star Taylor Cole.
Here's what: A series that is all of those things, and also titled Ballers. (We'd have preferred Ballerz, but whatever.)
The series is apparently on track for a 2014 debut, as Johnson and co-star Anabelle Acosta were spotted filming in downtown Miami yesterday.
The series will follow the lives of retired professional athletes living in Miami, and stars Johnson, Acosta, and Omar Benson Miller. Since we last checked in, the production has added Rob Corddry, which gives us hope that we'll be laughing with Ballers, not just at it.
The Rock tweeted a photo from the film shoot yesterday, featuring himself and actress Taylor Cole (of Supernatural and The Green Hornet fame) posing like, um, #BALLERS.
The series marks a return to bromance for Wahlberg, an executive producer on the show, and Johnson, who co-starred in Michael Bay's weirdly wacky Pain & Gain last year. It's also a chance for Wahlberg to team up with his colleagues from Entourage, including writer Stephen Levinson, who'll be writing the Ballers script.
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