Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in Witch Mountain for Walt Disney Pictures. Andy Fickman is directing, and the studio will begin production in March.
Johnson, who just teamed with Fickman in the Disney family comedy The Game Plan, is in talks to play a Las Vegas cab driver who picks up a pair of siblings with magical powers. The plot advances the storyline from the original Escape to Witch Mountain, which Disney released in 1975.
Andrew Gunn produces through his Gunn Films, and Ann Marie Sanderlin is executive producer. Matt Lopez wrote the most recent draft.