Film & TV

Ballers, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Mark Wahlberg's HBO Series, Films in Miami

What could be better than an Entourage-inspired HBO series created by Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson both filmed and set in Miami?

Here's what: A series that is all of those things, and also titled Ballers. (We'd have preferred Ballerz, but whatever.)

The series is apparently on track for a 2014 debut, as Johnson and co-star Anabelle Acosta were spotted filming in downtown Miami yesterday.

See also: HBO Taps Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Mark Wahlberg for a Miami Version of Entourage

The series will follow the lives of retired professional athletes living in Miami, and stars Johnson, Acosta, and Omar Benson Miller. Since we last checked in, the production has added Rob Corddry, which gives us hope that we'll be laughing with Ballers, not just at it.

The Rock tweeted a photo from the film shoot yesterday, featuring himself and actress Taylor Cole (of Supernatural and The Green Hornet fame) posing like, um, #BALLERS.

The series marks a return to bromance for Wahlberg, an executive producer on the show, and Johnson, who co-starred in Michael Bay's weirdly wacky Pain & Gain last year. It's also a chance for Wahlberg to team up with his colleagues from Entourage, including writer Stephen Levinson, who'll be writing the Ballers script.

See also: HBO's Untitled Miami Athletes Project Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: New Details

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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
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