Dwayne Johnson’s movie career has taken an odd and relatively shameless turn over the past few years. Like most wrestlers, he started out in Hollywood as an up and coming action star doing movies like The Scorpion King, The Rundown, and Walking Tall. After Doom and Southland Tales, however, he settled into more family-friendly territory and has never looked back. Now the trailer for his latest film Tooth Fairy has arrived online, and well… let’s just say it’s about as family-friendly as it gets.
The Rock is Derek Thompson, a scrappy minor-league hockey player who hits so hard that he has earned the nickname “The Tooth Fairy” from opposing players. His bad attitude eventually lands him in hot water, however, and he is granted magical powers and forced to serve as a real honest-to-goodness Tooth Fairy. Hilarious! Would you expect anything more from the director of The Santa Clause 2? The cast also includes Julie Andrews, Ashley Judd and Billy Crystal. Only one question: what the hell is Stephen Merchant doing in this?! Tooth Fairy hits theatres on January 22, 2010; marvel at the glorious trailer after the jump.