London: Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson is in talks to play the lead in Biblical-based movie `Goliath`.
The 39-year-old actor, who stands tall at 6ft 5in, is set to play the Biblical character in the Scott Derrickson directed epic, reported Contactmusic.
Taylor Lautner has been offered the part of David in the classic tale, which is being worked on by `Twilight` producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.
The story of David and Goliath is told in the Christian Old Testament and even briefly in the Qur`an, and sees a huge battle take place between the gigantic character and David, who is battling to prove he is the true king of Israel.
Johnson, who was previously known by his wrestling name `The Rock`, has a number of movie roles lined up.
He is currently filming the part of Roadblock in `GI Joe 2: Retaliation`, due for release in 2012, and is also set to star in `Snitch`, about a working class man who risks his life to save his falsely imprisoned son.