John Cena has landed another Hollywood film role. Last month it was reported that the former WWE Champion was in negotiations to star in “Freelance.”
Deadline.com reported today that a number of deals have been signed for distribution of the film after being shopped to studios at the American Film Market earlier this month. The distribution deals in markets around the world were handled by AGC International.
Cena will indeed star in the film, which will be directed by Pierre Morel, who is known for directing “Taken.” Here is the description of the movie:
”[Freelance] follows a special forces operator (Cena) who decides to retire from the Army and start a family back in the states. After several years of mortgage payments, school drop-offs, backyard barbecues and trying to conform to life in suburbia, he decides to come out of retirement to take a gig providing security for a female journalist as she interviews a cruel dictator who may or may not have ordered the attack on him and his men. When a military coup breaks out in the middle of the interview, the three are forced to escape into the jungle where they must survive the elements, the military and one another.”
Freelance is slated to start shooting in Columbia early next year with Jacob Lentz making his feature film writing debut. The action-comedy movie is budgeted in the $40 million range.
Cena’s Peacemaker series premieres on January 13th on HBO Max.