Dwayne Johnson is in negotiations to play the leading role in Biblical-based movie 'Goliath'.
Dwayne Johnson has been offered the titular role in 'Goliath'.
The 39-year-old actor - who stands at 6ft 5in tall - is an advanced negotiations to play the Biblical character in the Scott Derrickson-directed epic for Relativity Media and Temple Hill Entertainment.
The story of David and Goliath is told in the Christian Old Testament and even briefly in the Qur'an, and sees a huge battle take place between the gigantic character and David, who is battling to prove he is the true king of Israel.
Dwayne - who was previously known by his wrestling name The Rock - has a number of movie roles lined up.
He is currently filming the part of Roadblock in 'G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation', due for release in 2012, and is also set to star in 'Snitch', about a working class man who risks his life to save his falsely imprisoned son.