Ron Clements, who is co-directing the movie Moana, feels that the actor Dwayne Johnson has been the right choice for lending voice to the character Maui in the Disney film.
Ron also stated that only Johnson could do justice to the character as he owns all the elements to fit the animated character in the movie.
"He is very connected to his Samoan roots. Maui is a charismatic character and Dwayne is nothing if not charismatic. He has great comedic timing, nails the action scenes and is so likable. And he can sing," Clements said.
The film Moana will also see Johnson making his singing debut besides lending his voice for the movie.
The movie Moana will be co-directed by John Musker and Clements. It is the story of an adventurous little girl who will set sail on a quest to save her people, along with the help of a demigod named Maui.
Clements is all praise for the character of Maui and said, "He has an all-encompassing drive to succeed that gets him into trouble, but facing the reason behind it isn't easy."
Johnson, on the other hand, is also pretty excited to be associated with the animated movie Moana, "To tell a story inspired by the South Pacific is a great honour," said Johnson.