'The Rock' to star in movie about Bay area survival story - FOX 13 News

'The Rock' to star in movie about Bay area survival story

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(File Photo, courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard) (File Photo, courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)
TAMPA (FOX 13) -

The deep-sea survival story of former USF student Nick Schuyler is turning into a film that will star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

In 2009, Schuyler was the lone survivor among four friends who went on a deep-sea fishing trip that went awry.

Three of Schuyler's friends, Marquis Cooper, Corey Smith and Will Bleakley, did not survive after their boat capsized about 70 miles off the coast in the Gulf of Mexico.

For days, Schuyler clung to the boat and survived until the Coast Guard found him floating in the Gulf.

Relativity Media announced plans for the film Thursday. The Rock will play Nick Schuyler.

"I'm humbled that Relativity was interested in paying tribute to Marquis, Corey and Will, and I was impressed with their vision for the film and how they wanted to honor how these guys lived, loved their families, friends and teammates," he said in a statement.

Some of Relativity's recent films include "The Social Network," "Act of Valor," and "Safe Haven."

The film is based on the memoir Schuyler wrote about the ordeal. You can read more on that here: http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/18052560/there-are-no-others

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