Dwayne Johnson injured his right elbow filming “The Smashing Machine”

  • Johnson will need fluid drained before MRI to assess damage
  • Emily Blunt stars alongside Johnson in the film

Hey there, wrestling fans and movie buffs! So, here’s the scoop on Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, and his recent elbow mishap on the set of his upcoming film, The Smashing Machine.

Picture this: Dwayne Johnson, the hulking superstar we all know and love, is gearing up to play Mark Kerr, a two-time UFC Heavyweight Tournament Champion in this wrestling drama directed by Benny Safdie. Now, you’d think a guy like Johnson, who’s used to dodging explosions and fighting off giant monsters in his movies, would be invincible. But alas, even the toughest of them all can take a hit sometimes.

In a video he shared on Instagram, Johnson casually mentions, “I got banged up pretty good today in our scenes. There might be some soft tissue fluid in there, we’ll see.” Ouch! Sounds painful, right? But being the champ that he is, Johnson shrugs it off like a pro and says, “But the pain feels pretty good. All good.” Now that’s the spirit we love to see!

Now, you’re probably wondering how this injury is going to affect the movie. Fear not, fellow fans, because Johnson is a trooper. He mentions that he’ll need to get some fluid drained from his elbow before having an MRI to see the extent of the damage. And knowing The Rock, he’ll probably bounce back stronger than ever.

But that’s not all, folks! Emily Blunt, the talented actress we all adore, is also starring in The Smashing Machine as Dawn Staples, Mark Kerr’s supportive wife. The chemistry between Johnson and Blunt is sure to set the screen on fire, especially since they previously worked together on Disney’s Jungle Cruise. Talk about a powerful on-screen duo!

And let’s not forget about the brains behind the operation. Benny Safdie, the co-director of the critically acclaimed film Uncut Gems, is helming this project. With Safdie’s creative vision and Johnson’s star power, The Smashing Machine is shaping up to be a must-watch for all moviegoers.

Johnson and Safdie even took a break from filming to jet off to the Cannes Film Festival for a chat with potential buyers. Now, that’s some serious dedication to their craft! The movie is being produced by Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, along with Dany Garcia, Eli Bush, and David Koplan. With such a powerhouse team behind the scenes, you can bet that The Smashing Machine is going to be a knockout success.

So, there you have it, folks. Dwayne Johnson may have taken a hit to the elbow, but he’s not letting that slow him down. The Rock is ready to smash through any obstacle that comes his way, both in the ring and on the big screen. And we can’t wait to see him dominate in The Smashing Machine. Stay tuned for more updates on this epic wrestling drama, and don’t forget to share the excitement with your fellow fans. It’s going to be one heck of a ride!

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