HBO has given a pilot order to a half-hour dramedy pilot, Ballers, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. This marks the first TV-starring role for the movie actor/wrestler, who is executive producing the project with his Pain & Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson. Peter Berg is on board to direct the pilot and will executive produce, along with Johnson's manager Dany Garcia who runs his production company. Written by Levinson, the untitled project chronicles the lives of athletes - some retired, some still active - living in Miami. Johnson will play one of them, with filming eyed for the fall.