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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson & Brett Ratner

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When it comes to the movie "Hercules," the big man on screen and the bigwig behind the scenes have more than the movie in common. They share a love of the same hometown.

The new movie "Hercules" is about the son of Zeus, a mythical Greek hero who is half man, half god and all biceps. On screen, the flick is Greek to me, but off screen it was about the 3-0-5.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: "I love Deco."

"Hercules" stars Miami's Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and is directed by another local favorite, Brett Ratner. There's lots of So-Flo love. Too bad they shot this in Europe.

Brett Ratner: "We are always saying, 'Man, how much fun would it be to do a movie down in Miami?' and I was like, 'Dwayne, you and I in Miami are going to kill it. We are going to come up with a project. I just cant wait.'"

Brett just may have to wait, because Dwayne is already working on a little South Florida something something.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: "I did 'Pain and Gain' with Michael Bay. We did that in Miami, and now I'm bringing 'Ballers' to Miami. 'Ballers' is a big HBO show. Myself, Mark Wahlberg producing. We are taking the spirit of 'Entourage' and putting it in the sports world."

Think of The Rock as the sports world's version of Ari from "Entourage." And best of all, at the end of the day, he can sleep in his own bed.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: "My house is my favorite part of Miami."

For Brett, coming home means head to South Beach and eat.

Brett Ratner: "If you are going to Miami, you have to go to The Forge for the best five-star meal, and the La Sandwicherie, which is the best sandwiches, a little French sandwich place. If you want the best fruit salad on the Earth that's been there for 60 years, Athens Juice Bar."

Sounds like Brett is a creature of habit.

Brett Ratner: "In the first day, I arrive, I go from fruit salad for breakfast, Sandwicherie for lunch and The Forge for dinner, and then I repeat that every day while I'm there in Miami."

The leading man likes SoBe too. It's all about fun in the sun while hanging at home.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: "Anytime you can go to South Beach, and I don't go there often. Look, last time I went down there it got a little crazy. It's like a zoo down there. But I love the flavor of Miami."

We love you guys. Way to represent the Magic City.


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