Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt will star in a Netflix film adaptation of the 90's superhero comic book Ball and Chain...
Award winning writer Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick, Little America) has adapted the story from Scott Lobdell’s comic book and the film follows a troubled married couple who receive superpowers that only work when they are together.
“One of our main initiatives at Seven Bucks is to continue to find the best platforms to tell stories that entertain and inspire on a global scale. Netflix is the perfect partner to deliver this epic superhero/ romantic comedy experience alongside us, and we’re excited to be back in business with the Netflix team. I’m also excited to not only reunite with dear friend Emily Blunt in front of the camera, but to also collaborate as producing partners as we bring Emily V. Gordon’s script to life,” said Dwayne Johnson, who produces, with his company Seven Bucks Productions, as well as stars in the film.
His partner at Seven Bucks Productions, Dany Garcia, added “We’re thrilled to continue the evolution of our partnership with Netflix and welcome BALL AND CHAIN into the Seven Bucks universe,” continuing, “Our Netflix partnership is rooted in our mutual understanding that investing in the right stories with universal appeal is our number one priority. The incomparable chemistry of our leads and powerful storytelling elements will ignite fans across the globe. We can’t wait to bring this electric story to life.”
And Scott Stuber, Head of Netflix Film, agreed, saying “Dwayne and Emily have a chemistry together that is unmatched in our business right now. They are the perfect duo to bring Emily V. Gordon’s electric superhero story to life, and take the world of Ball and Chain to new heights.”