Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Ray Winstone could make Southend the new Wrexham
English footballer could set for more Hollywood interest – as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is reportedly ready to make Southend United the 'next Wrexham'.
The Rock's interest in Southend reportedly comes after Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over the Red Dragons, and then led them back into the Football League. The stars' story can be seen on the hit Disney+ show 'Welcome to Wrexham'.
And The Rock is interested in producing a similar style documentary with Southend – after it's claimed he was contacted through his company, Seven Bucks Productions. Majority owner Ron Martin put the club up for sale in March, after the club narrowly avoided liquidation.
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A group of local businessmen have been in “advanced talks” to buy the side, who finished eighth in the National League this season. And a report by The Athletic states the takeover could see renowned actor Ray Winstone come to the forefront.
The potential new ownership group is led by Kristofer Tremaine and Simon Jackson, who run a London-based hedge fund named Kimura Capital. The group already have their fingers in sport, with Kimura Racing.
However, the report notes there could be mixed feelings about Winstone, with the actor a well-known West Ham fan.
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One fan joked: "So you're trying to tell me that a consortium of businessmen that includes Ray Winstone are trying to buy National League Southend and then The Rock is going to make a documentary on the club."
"The Rock, has come back, to Southend Essex," a second added – playing off his WWE catchphrase. While a third added: "Imagine The Rock and Ray Winstone in the directors' box. Even Millwall wouldn’t dare storm that!"
"Move over @VancityReynolds. There could be a new a-lister in town," a fourth said. And another tweeted: "This could honestly transform not just the club but also Southend all over!"
'Welcome to Wrexham' was an immediate hit when it launched on Disney+ – and as revealed in the documentary, it was a key part of their ownership bid.
Wrexham have experienced a wealth of success under their new Hollywood owners, ending their Football League exile this month by romping to the National League title.
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