Disney Announces 'Moana' Live-Action in the Works
Starring Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson.
“From Dwayne Johnson and Auli’i Cravalho, a live-action reimagining of Disney’s Moana is in the works!” the official Twitter account for Disney Studio captioned a clip of Johnson.
The former pro wrestler also shared the announcement on his own social media accounts. “Deeply humbled to announce we’re bringing the beautiful story of Moana to the live action big screen!” he captioned an Instagram post. “This story is my culture, and this story is emblematic of our people’s grace, mana and warrior strength.”
He continued, “I wear our culture proudly on my skin and in my soul, and this once in a lifetime opportunity to reunite with Maui, inspired by the spirit of my late grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, is one that runs very deep for me. We’re honored to partner with @DisneyStudios to tell our story through the realm of music and dance, which at the core is who we are as Polynesian people. Much more to come, but until then. What can I saaaaaay except… You’re welcome.”
Check out the announcement above.