John Cena To Star In Movie With Jackie Chan

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Jackie Chan and John Cena are teaming up for a new action entertainer tentatively titled "Project X" for which the former also seves as a producer. Cena will be taking Stallone's place. Need For Speed director Scott Waugh is set to direct the movie.

WWE icon John Cena made his Hollywood debut in the year 2006 as part of The Marine, which was distributed theatrically by 20th Century Fox America beginning on October 13, 2006. He teams up with a former US Marine (Cena) when he learns that the attackers' real plan is to steal the oil.

The script, written by Arash Amel, follows a Chinese private security contractor who must help get oil workers out of peril when the refinery is attacked in Baghdad.

Cena has two more significant starring roles in upcoming movies - Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, which hits theaters on December 21st, and The Janson Directive, which hits theaters some time in 2019 or 2020 and will be produced by The Rock. The second is that folks actually go pay money to see it (unlike Chan's last action movie, The Foreigner, which was mostly ignored despite being a ton of fun).

Cena is repped by ICM Partners.