John Cena to star in action thriller movie with Jackie Chan

  • John Cena to star in action thriller movie with Jackie Chan

John Cena to star in action thriller movie with Jackie Chan

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.

John Cena has hopped aboard the Jackie Chan express with the previously untitled action film Project X, which is being directed by Scott Waugh (Need for Speed). 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. Cena is replacing Sylvester Stallone, who was originally tapped to star alongside Chan.

The movie is being produced by Chan, along with Joe Tam, Esmond Ren and Hans Canosa.

Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan

The movie centers on a Chinese private security contractor (Chan) who is called in to extract the oil workers when a China-run oil refinery in the Middle East is attacked. Once he discovers the terrorists' plot to steal the valuable commodity, Chan's character teams up with an American ex-Marine-played by Cena-to thwart the plan.

The above movie joins a list of films Cena now has in the works, including "The Janson Directive" for which he will team up with The Rock, and "Bumblebee", the "Transformers" spinoff movie being released on Christmas Day this year.