Suicide Squad star and WWE wrestler John Cena is in talks to star in an action-comedy film ‘Freelance’. The film is directed by filmmaker Pierre Morel, best known for directing Liam Neeson’s Taken.
If things go right, Cena will take on the role of a Special Forces operator who decides to retire from the military and start a family back in the States.
“After years of mortgage payments, school skipping, backyard barbecues and trying to conform to life in the suburb, he decides to come out of retirement to take a gig to provide security for a female journalist because She interviews a brutal dictator who may or may not have ordered an attack on him and his men. When a military coup takes place in the middle of the interview, the three are forced to flee into the woods. where they must avoid the elements, the military, and each other,” the official plot read.
Writer Jacob Lentz, who previously worked on the TV show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ , make his feature writing debut with the film.
Freelance production is expected to begin in Colombia next year.
The project will be produced by Steve Richards of Endurance Media along with Renee Taub and Christopher Tuffin of Sentient Entertainment.
Cena was most recently featured in ‘The Suicide Squad’ playing Christopher Smith aka Peacemaker. He will reprise the role in the upcoming HBO Max series Peacemaker.
The WWE wrestler-turned-actor will also reprise his “Fast & Furious 9” role of Jacob Toretto in the next installment of the franchise.