His character is framed for setting fire to the tallest building in the world.
So it is understandable Dwayne Johnson’s character was perhaps a little overcome with emotion as he spoke to a friendly face as shooting began on thriller Skyscraper in Canada on Wednesday.
The Rock was spotted stroking co-star Neve Campbell’s back as they shot scenes for the forthcoming film in Vancouver.
Hand of stone: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson stroked Neve Campbell as filming began on thriller Skyscraper in Canada on Wednesday
The 45-year-old former WWE superstar was looking as trendy as ever in a brown shirt and shorts.
In the film he plays a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and war veteran who, for some reason, is framed after a Chinese skyscraper he is conducting a security analysis on ends up catching fire.
In a novel twist, he goes on the run to find the true culprits to clear his name, as well as rescue his family who are trapped inside the burning building.
Scream favourite Neve, 43, meanwhile looked as fresh as a daisy as she recline on a bench in a plunging black floral dress.
Taking the plunge: Neve showed off her modest cleavage in a plunging floral gown
Well it is Canada: She was wearing a heavy jacket and Ugg-style boots between takes
The Canadian beauty had earlier been spotted aimlessly wandering around the set in a winter jacket and trendy Ugg-style boots, but removed her excess layers when filming began.
And in one particularly thrilling moment, she adjusted her neckline for the cameras while receiving direction between takes.
The film sees Dwayne team up once again with writer and director Rawson Marshall Thurber.
‘That building is on fire’: Dwayne is playing a former FBI agent turned security consultant who is farmed for setting a Chinese skyscraper ablaze
Asking for more cleavage? Filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber offered direction while Neve adjusted her neckline
What a pro: The crew were left dumbfounded when the director momentarily disappeared
They worked together on hit comedy Central Intelligence, which also starred shamed sex-tortion comedian Kevin Hart, abd grossed $217 million last year.
It looks like being a busy time for Thurber, as once he is finished with his latest masterpiece, he is to get to work on the sequel to his most successful movie so far, the Jennifer Aniston vehicle We Are The Millers.
In a move that is sure to excite lovers of fine cinema, it is being written by Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul scribe Adam Sztykiel.
And action: The acting heavyweights soon sprung back into action when filming restarted
Method actor: Dwayne grinned as he stared at his shapely co-star
She’s got bottle: Clever Neve carried some water around to keep hydrated during her arduous day of work