*Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in negotiations to topline the comedy “Dan Mintner: Badass For Hire,” set to begin production next year.

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The film follows the world’s biggest ”badass” who is charged with helping a kidnapped billionaire, according to The Wrap.

The Chad Kultgen-written comedy has been in development at New Line for the last four years and is hoping to begin production in 2013.

Johnson is currently in London shooting the new “Fast and Furious” film “Fast Six.”