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Dwayne Johnson, McG to team on big-screen version of ‘The Fall Guy'

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By Todd Cunningham

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - A big-screen version of the hit 1980 TV show "The Fall Guy" is coming together with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to star and McG directing.

Both are negotiating to come aboard the project, which will be financed by Ashok Amritrage's Hyde Park Entertainment and WWE Entertainment, a source close to the project told TheWrap on Thursday.

Amritrage would produce along with Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, who own the rights to the show, and WWE's Michael Luisi. McG may also produce.

The "Fall Guy" starred Lee Majors as a stunt man who did bounty hunter work on the side, utilizing his Hollywood skills. It ran on ABC from 1981 to 1986.

Warner Bros. and DreamWorks have both considered projects based on the show in past years, with Nicolas Cage considered for the lead role.

The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news out of the Toronto, where the project is being shopped.

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