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The Rock Walks Tall
…and hits people with plank of wood

23 January 2003  |  Written by   

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This is where Tony Blair has clearly been going wrong: you don't need harsher sentences for criminals or more police on the beat, what you really need is a six-foot-five pro-wrestler with a hefty piece of timber. Continuing its trend of edifying the public on social betterment, Hollywood's latest project for The Rock will prove that there's no problem that can't be solved by taking a plank of wood to someone's head.

A re-make of 1973 film, Walking Tall is currently being pushed in the burly actor's direction, which would see him step into the shoes of Joe Don Baker's southern sheriff with a mind for cleaning up the town. Updating the lawman to a soldier man recently returned from serving his country, The Rock's character finds his home town plagued by drugs and crime, so duly sets out to bring a little order unto the felonious chaos. With the aid of his trusty two-by-four, he 'convinces' any reluctant to change their ways with a little TLC in the form of a sound wood-assisted beating.

The film, which The Rock has reportedly taken quite a shine to, is hoped to squeeze into the actor's schedule in front of the myriad other projects - like Spy Hunter, King Kamehameha and Johnny Bravo - currently being waved under his nose. Hulk Hogan may have peaked with Mr Nanny, but something tells us that, provided he manages to avoid Hogan's mistake of squeezing his bulk into a tutu for some future project, this wrestler's heyday is only just beginning.

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