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Jason and I have a unique chemistry: Dwayne Johnson

Hobbs and Shaw hit the screens in India on August 2, Dwayne Johnson, who plays Luke Hobbs and also co-produced the film said that he and his co-star Jason Statham settled into an easy rhythm. “Not only did we start to breathe this cool energy into our scenes, but there was a unique chemistry that just started to build between us.

Jason and I have a unique chemistry: Dwayne Johnson


As The Fate of the Furious: It was something that we recognised immediately, but we weren’t the only ones. I remember pulling Hiram [Garcia] and Chris Morgan aside and they agreed. Hobbs and Shaw are two alphas who, even if there is a sliver of common respect between them, hate each other, and that often can be the best impetus in a film. What became evident to all very quickly was that Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw should have their own film together. The idea for Hobbs & Shaw was born,” he said.

Dwayne added that the rivalry and tension between the two characters also gave the writer and producer of the film, Chris Morgan, the opportunity to push the comedy, to the forefront. “The Fast franchise is more of an action-drama. It’s big; it’s fun; it’s exciting. With Hobbs & Shaw, we’re still in the Fast world, but the premise allows us to pivot creatively into the action-comedy realm, which works on every level,” he concluded.

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