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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to visit Hong Kong in July to promote Skyscraper film

The American actor will be in town to promote his new film from July 5. Set in Hong Kong, it follows a former FBI agent and amputee who is trying to stop a terrorist attack on the world’s tallest building

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 June, 2018, 6:30pm
UPDATED : Friday, 22 June, 2018, 6:30pm

Hollywood star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to come to Hong Kong next month to promote his new action disaster film Skyscraper, which is set in the city.

The American actor will be in town for three days from July 5 to attend events, including a special screening of the film for fans, a fan meeting, and press conferences.

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Hongkongers will have the chance to catch a glimpse of Johnson as he travels on a tram across Hong Kong Island, or on the observation deck of the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon.

The city is the first stop on his Skyscraper world press tour. The film follows former FBI agent and amputee Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) as he tries to stop a terrorist attack on the world’s tallest building in Hong Kong, known as “The Pearl”.

The film will be released in cinemas on July 12.

Other cast members joining Johnson on tour include Canadian actress Neve Campbell, who played the protagonist’s wife, and Taiwanese actress and model Hannah Quinlivan, who played the role of an assassin.

Johnson was a professional wrestler before he turned to acting in 2002.

He is well-known for playing the role of Luke Hobbs, a former agent of the Diplomatic Security Service, in The Fast and the Furious franchise.

While appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show in December, the actor said he was “seriously considering” the possibility of running for president of the United States in 2020.

But in an interview with Rolling Stone in April, Johnson said although he is not ruling out the idea, it probably will not happen as soon as 2020.