Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced on April 1, 2015 on his Instagram that he has signed a contract with Disney to voice the male lead – Demi-God, Maui, in the 2016 animated musical Moana.
The Rock also announced that he will also sing in the movie. This is what he posted on his Instagram:
“At DISNEY STUDIOS signing contracts to play the male lead in their next big classic animated musical, #MOANA. Just had an amazing 2hr presentation and it’s easy to see why they’re the greatest story tellers in the world. I’m excited. And in the background my homies Fred & Wasabi from #BigHERO6 are jumpin’ for joy joy cause they heard I’m gonna sing in the movie. #WeTrulyKnowWhereWereGoing #WhenWeUnderstandWhereWereFrom #NeverForgetHome #MOANA”
Moana is a born navigator, based in the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, sets sail to search for a fabled island. During the journey, she teams up with her hero, a demi-god named Maui to travel the open ocean that leads to an action-packed voyage, encountering sea creatures and breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.
The team who brought us Disney’s The Little Mermaid – Ron Clements and John Musker, are now coming together again to take us along for the ride with a bunch of new characters and locations. “Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself,” Musker said. “She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences.”
Stay tuned for more of the latest news in Disney’s upcoming movie Moana.