Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions tackling story of amateur wrestler Anthony Robles
Deadline.com is reporting that Seven Bucks Productions, the company owned by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his business partner Dany Garcia, has partnered with 101 Studios on Unstoppable, a film that tells the inspiring story of Anthony Robles.
Robles, 31, was born with only one leg to a single-parent family and overcame every obstacle to become an undefeated collegiate wrestling star, three-time All-American, 2011 NCAA National Champion, two-time ESPY Award winner and a National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee.
“Our entire Seven Bucks team is passionate about sharing stories that inspire and resonate on a global scale. We’ve had an eye on Anthony’s story for a long time and have been deeply moved by his perseverance that proves nothing is impossible. The powerful themes of redemption and tackling life’s obstacles are very familiar to us, we are excited to bring this triumphant underdog story to life,” Johnson said.
Robles added, “Words cannot express how honored I am to have my story made into a film. Because I was born missing my leg, my entire life I’ve had to deal with people having low expectations of me. When I got into wrestling, most people thought it was impossible for me to become even an average wrestler. I’m hopeful that people who see Unstoppable will walk away believing that you should never let your challenges define you. If you have a goal, go after it with everything you’ve got. Nothing is impossible.”
No date for start of production has been announced but Deadline said that the project is being fast tracked to start filming.