Jackass star Johnny Knoxville is reaping the benefits from his decision to ditch his prankster ways for acting - after landing a $5 million deal for his next movie, Walking Tall. Knoxville will team up with former wrestling star The Rock in the film, about a man returning to his hometown who stands up to local louts and becomes sheriff. The funnyman, who will play the Rock's sidekick, is scheduled to begin shooting on June 23 in Vancouver, Canada. He also has roles in upcoming movies Around The World In 80 Days, Hating Her and Grand Theft Parsons.
----- I saw this and being a Johnny Knoxville fan I was happy. Just too bad I'm not a Rock fan but oh well. Whats funny is that it list Rock as "former wrestling star". I guess some think he really has left WWE for good.
You know what'd be funny? Somewhere down the line Shawn says, "I returned for the sole purpose of showing up Bret Hart. I mean, I came back from a back injury, I don't see why Bret can't come back from a simple concussion.