John Cena has his next movie lined up.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former WWE Champion is slated to star in a new action-thriller with movie legend Jackie Chan. The title of the film is “Project X” and it’s scheduled to be released next year.
It should be noted that Cena is replacing Sylvester Stallone, who was originally supposed to star in the film. The movie is being produced by Chan, along with Joe Tam, Esmond Ren, and Hans Canosa.
Although the official synopsis for the film has yet to be released, it was noted in the report that the movie focuses on a Chinese private security contractor (Chan) who is called in to extract oil workers from a China-run oil refinery in the Middle East after it is attacked. Chan’s character teams up with Cena’s character, a former Marine, to stop the attackers after discovering that their real plan is to steal a fortune in oil.
Cena’s career in acting continues to grow as he also has two significant starring roles in the Transformers spinoff “Bumblebee” as well as “The Janson Directive.”
The release date for Bumblee is slated to be on December 21st while The Janson Directive, which is directed by The Rock, will be available sometime in 2019 or 2020.
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