Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam Film Adds Young Rock Co-Star Uli Latukefu

Johnson hand-picked Latukefu for Young Rock, and then brought him on for his upcoming superhero film.


Uli Latukefu is currently playing the part of the college-aged Dwayne Johnson on the mega-star's autobiographical sitcom Young Rock. In addition to playing The Rock, though, he'll soon be acting alongside him in the upcoming DC Comics film Black Adam, according to Deadline.

Warner Bros. has not yet revealed what Latukefu's role in Black Adam will be. He joins an impressive ensemble cast including Johnson himself as Black Adam. The anti-hero will butt heads with the first cinematic depiction of DC's Justice Society (they've appeared on DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Stargirl TV shows in various forms), which includes Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate, Adis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone.

Elsewhere, Latukefu is set to appear in Taika Waititi's Next Goal Wins with Michael Fassbender and Elisabeth Moss, and just finished a film called Black Site. The Australian actor has appeared in a variety of TV shows and movies, but is best known in the United States for his roles in Alien: Covenant and Netflix's Marco Polo.

Black Adam is currently set to hit theaters on July 28, 2022.

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