The Rock’s ‘Fast and Furious’ spin-off promises ‘belly laughs’

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Speaking at the Sundance Film Festival, Dwayne Johnson and his producing partners tease upcoming “Fast and Furious” spin-off, “Hobbs And Shaw,” with Johnson revealing how they approached Jason Momoa to play his brother.

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Dwayne Johnson, actor/Seven Bucks Productions co-founder, Hiram Garcia, Seven Bucks Productions head of production, and Dany Garcia, Seven Bucks Productions co-founder :(Reporter: “The first ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ movie – the one without Jason Momoa.”)Johnson: “We tried to get him!”  Hiram Garcia: “He was busy, yeah – he was, he was shooting.  He was, you know, he was busy – he was doing a TV show with Apple right now.  So we tried.”Johnson: “Yeah, we were trying, man.”Hiram Garcia: “There’s a lot of talks about that, yeah.”Johnson: “Maybe on the next one.”Hiram Garcia: “Yeah.”Johnson: “On the next one. The world is at stake as, as is it always is in the ‘Fast and Furious’ universe.  Every movie – right – the world is at stake.  And I got to tell you, we, we just wrapped a couple of days ago – two days ago, I think – and the belly laughs they’re going to get and I will tell you this from experience, I’ve been around the block a few times, had a few barbecues in this business – I’ve never gotten more joy than making Jason Statham laugh, every scene to the point where he can’t actually say words.”