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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Will Sing in Disney's Next Animated Musical

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Dwayne Johnson at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon 2014 on March 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson isn't keeping the singing to his Saturday Night Live monologue.

The Fast & the Furious actor has signed on to be the voice of the lead male character, Maiu, in Disney's animated musical Moana set for release in 2016. Moana tells the story of a young lady who uses her navigational skills to find her way to a fabled island. Accompanying her on this journey will be the legendary demi-god Maui, according to the E! News plot description. 

"At DISNEY STUDIOS signing contracts to play the male lead in their next big classic animated musical, #MOANA," Johnson wrote on Instagram. "Just had an amazing 2hr presentation and it's easy to see why they're the greatest story tellers in the world. Im excited. And in the background my homies Fred & Wasabi from #BigHERO6 are jumpin' for joy joy cause they heard I'm gonna sing in the movie. #WeTrulyKnowWhereWereGoing #WhenWeUnderstandWhereWereFrom #NeverForgetHome #MOANA."

 

A photo posted by therock (@therock) on Apr 1, 2015 at 11:11am PDT

Disney previously released the below teaser image from the project.This media is not available on this platform.