Dwayne Johnson Pays Homage To Nigerian NFL Player With Tweet For New Movie “Rampage”
Movie/Glbobal icon Dwayne Johnson stars in a new action adventure movie titled “Rampage” which was directed by Brad Peyton.
Johnson plays the character named Davis Okoye who is a primatologist and care-taker of George, the extraordinarily intelligent, incredibly rare albino silverback gorilla he rescued from poachers.
Johnson took to Twitter yesterday to reveal that he chose the name Davis Okoye in honor of the famous NFL player Christian “Nigerian Nightmare” Okoye as his character was adopted by Nigerian parents.
Read his tweet below:
Yes sir, happy you picked up on that. Since my character was adopted by a Nigerian family, I wanted his last name to pay homage to one of my all time fav @NFL football players – the “Nigerian Nightmare” Christian Okoye. Enjoy Rampage 👊🏾 https://t.co/08OixZNKet
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 11, 2018
Watch the trailer below: