EXCLUSIVE: F9: The Quick Saga and The Suicide Squad star John Cena is in negotiations to star in Pierre Morel (Taken) action-comedy movie Freelance, which Stuart Ford’s AGC will likely be promoting on the upcoming digital AFM.
Endurance Media’s Steve Richards will produce the bundle alongside Sentient Leisure’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin. Endurance will co-finance with AGC. UTA is dealing with home.
The undertaking, which is budgeted within the $40M vary, follows a particular forces operator (Cena) who decides to retire from the Military and begin a household again within the states. After a number of years of mortgage funds, faculty drop offs, yard barbecues and attempting to adapt to life in suburbia, he decides to come back out of retirement to take a gig offering safety for a feminine journalist as she interviews a merciless dictator who could or could not have ordered the assault on him and his males. When a army coup breaks out in the course of the interview, the three are pressured to flee into the jungle the place they need to survive the weather, the army and each other.
Pic is because of begin early subsequent yr in Colombia and can seemingly be among the many in-demand motion packages on the digital AFM which will get underway on November 1. Author Jacob Lentz (Jimmy Kimmel Stay!) makes his function writing debut. Extra casting is in course of.
Trainwreck and Blockers actor Cena is ready to look in Quick and The Livid 10, the sequel to Hulu’s Trip Associates, and HBOMax The Suicide Squad spin-off sequence The Peacemaker, which begins airing in January.
Morel is finest often known as the director of Taken, the modestly budgeted French indie thriller that went on to make almost $300M worldwide and spawned two sequels and a TV sequence. His different work contains spy drama The Gunman starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Mark Rylance, and the Jennifer Garner starrer Peppermint, which grossed greater than $35M domestically.
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