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first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Dwayne Johnson hopes to honour the amputee community by playing a former FBI agent with a prosthetic leg in the new action thriller “Skyscraper.”In the film, Johnson plays the security consultant of a Hong Kong skyscraper who must save his family and the city from harm when it becomes engulfed in flames. The problem is intensified when he’s framed for starting the blaze.“I was honoured to play an amputee, and to make sure that I did right by them,” Johnson said on the red carpet for the film’s US premiere Tuesday night. “The research was very extensive. I spent a lot of time with amputees.”One of those he consulted joined Johnson at the premiere: Jeff Glasbrenner, a Paralympian who became the first American amputee to successfully climb Mount Everest in 2016. Johnson called him “an amazing man.”Of the film, he added: “There’s two sides to this. One is a big spectacle, big summer fun. The other side is making sure that we paid homage and respect to amputees around the world.”The film’s writer and director Rawson Marshall Thurber called it “incredibly important” to represent the amputee community.“There hasn’t been an amputee as the lead of an action film, ever, as far as I know. And I thought it was high time and I hope we’re not the last. I think Dwayne worked really, really hard to represent that community and honour that community. And I think he did a fantastic job,” Thurber said.___Follow John Carucci at http://www.twitter.com/jacarucci Actor Dwayne Johnson and mother Ata Johnson attend the “Skyscraper” premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) by John Carucci, The Associated Press Posted Jul 11, 2018 8:44 am PDT Last Updated Jul 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Dwayne Johnson honours amputee community with ‘Skyscraper’last_img

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