Roman Reigns to Play The Rock's Brother in 'Hobbs and Shaw'

Fast & Furious spinoff film Hobbs and Shaw just gained Joe Anoa'i, aka Roman Reigns, to the cast, and the WWE star will be playing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's brother.

Roman Reigns to Play The Rock's Brother in 'Hobbs and Shaw'
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The news was revealed in an Instagram post from Johnson, showing the pair standing strong (in a semi-hakka stance) amid chaos behind them:

 

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The brothers' roar. A lil' HOBBS & SHAW exclusive. Good times droppin' sweat and spillin' blood with my family, @RomanReigns who'll be playing my brother in our FAST & FURIOUS UNIVERSE. I'm very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film. I'm also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands as he takes life one day at a time to recover from leukemia. His perseverance and humility battling this challenge has inspired our entire family as well as millions around the world in our beloved @WWE Universe. Can't wait to see the "Big Dog" return back to the ring – his positive & focused mindset to return is straight up next level. Til' then, this sacred Samoan 🇼🇸 ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood. Today, we nourish it with yours. #WelcomeRomanReigns #Brothers #HobbsAndShaw THIS SUMMER 🔥💪🏾 @hhgarcia41 📸

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Anoa'i has been taking a leave of absence from the WWE after a battle with leukemia, which he dealt with roughly 10 years ago.

We are totally IN for this sibling pairing.

Roman Reigns to Play The Rock's Brother in 'Hobbs and Shaw'

David Leitch is set to direct Hobbs and Shaw, which will reportedly focus on U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), who form an unlikely alliance.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters on July 26th, 2019.

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