Denzel Washington's son, John David Washington, has landed his first major acting role.

The former American football player will star in Ballers, a Tv series produced by Dwayne Johnson, according to

The show chronicles the lives of several Miami, Florida-based athletes and will also feature Johnson and former American football player Donovan Carter.

Washington has one other screen credit to his name - he appeared in his father's 1992 movie Malcolm X.

Johnson knows a lot about Miami sports - he was a member of the University of Miami's national championship football team in 1991.