Dwayne Johnson Signs On For Disney’s MOANA

Disney’s upcoming project MOANA has cast its first voice actor!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will voice Maui, a demigod in Hawaiian folklore who aids the main character in the search for a fabled island.

The demigod is known among South Pacific legends for lifting the Hawaiian islands from the sea and securing the sun to the top of the island chain’s highest peak, Haleakala.

The film, which will be co-directed by Ron Clements and Joe Musker (who also helmed THE LITTLE MERMAID and ALADDIN) is set to hit theaters in 2016.