Dwane ‘The Rock’ Johnson as officially signed on to voice the lead male character, Maiu, in Disney’s animated musical Moana set for release in 2016.
Moana tells the story of a girl who makes her way to a rumored island, accompanied by demi-god Maiu.
The Rock made the announcement via Instagram, excitedly telling the world that he’ll be singing in the film.
“At DISNEY STUDIOS signing contracts to play the male lead in their next big classic animated musical, #MOANA,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “Just had an amazing 2hr presentation and it’s easy to see why they’re the greatest story tellers in the world. Im excited. And in the background my homies Fred & Wasabi from #BigHERO6 are jumpin’ for joy joy cause they heard I’m gonna sing in the movie. #WeTrulyKnowWhereWereGoing #WhenWeUnderstandWhereWereFrom #NeverForgetHome #MOANA.”
We have a soft spot for good Disney films, so we’ll most likely be in the theater for this one. Plus, we’re curious to see whether or not The Rock can actually sing.