John Cena Announced For 2019 Movie With Jackie Chan

John Cena

According to Deadline, the actors will co-star in an upcoming thriller tentatively titled Project X, directed by Need for Speed and Act of Valor filmmaker Scott Waugh. Late last month, rumors began circulating that Cena was in talks to replace Sly. It feels like Cena is one great collaboration from being a bona fide action stud, and maybe Project X is the movie that will take him to that level.

Jackie Chan and John Cena are teaming up for a new action movie, after Sylvester Stallone dropped out of the project for undisclosed reasons.


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. 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. He has upcoming roles in the Transformers' spinoff Bumblebee and The Jason Directive, and previously appeared in movies like Trainwreck, Daddy's Home and Daddy's Home 2, among others.

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