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Netflix picks up Johnson, Blunt’s Ball & Chain

Netflix has acquired a film starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt based on Scott Lobdell’s 1990s comic book Ball & Chain.

Dwayne Johnson

Emily V Gordon will adapt the story, which follows a troubled married couple with superpowers that only work when they are together.

Johnson, Danny Garcia and Hiram Garcia produce for Seven Bucks Productions, while Blunt produces for Ledbury Films and Kevin Misher for Misher Films. Lobdell will exec produce alongside Andy Berman.

“Dwayne and Emily have a chemistry together that is unmatched in our business right now. They are the perfect duo to bring Emily V Gordon’s electric superhero story to life, and take the world of Ball & Chain to new heights,” said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix Film.

Emily Blunt

The streaming giant has also picked up a new stand-up comedy special from comedian Eric Andre.

Eric Andre: Legalize Everything will premiere globally on Netflix on June 23. Taking the stage in New Orleans, Andre critiques the war on drugs, the war on sex and the war on fart jokes.

The special is directed by Eric Notarnicola. Mike Rosenstein serves as executive producer for Sunset Rose Pictures.

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