John Cena is one of the biggest blossoming stars in Hollywood. Following recent turns in big-budget action flicks like F9 and The Suicide Squad, the future of the 16-time WWE Champion on the big screen is looking brighter than ever. Up next, as first reported by Deadline, Cena is in talks to star in a new action-comedy in the works titled Freelance.
Taken director Pierre Morel is helming the feature written by Jacob Lentz (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), in his feature writing debut. Moreover, Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios is handling sales for the project at the upcoming virtual American Film Market. Steve Richards (The Book of Eli), Renee Tab (Maps to the Stars), and Christopher Tuffin (Overdrive) are on board to serve as executive producers as well.
Freelance follows a special forces operator who decides to retire from the Army and start a family. However, several years of mortgage payments, school drop-offs, and backyard barbecues have him longing for a return to action. He takes a gig as security detail for a journalist as she interviews a cruel dictator. When a military coup breaks out in the middle of the interview, Cena is forced to use his experience to stay alive.
Following a recent return to the wrestling ring in a match against Universal Champion Roman Reigns, John Cena will next star in James Gunn’s HBO Max DC series Peacemaker. Additionally, the actor’s slate of upcoming projects includes a role opposite Oscar-winner Kathy Bates and Queen & Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith in The Independent. Additionally, the future surefire WWE Hall of Famer will join Henry Cavill and Samuel L. Jackson in Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle for Apple Studios.
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