John Cena just landed another role in a Hollywood movie.
Deadline announced today that the former WWE Champion is joining the cast of a new political thriller titled “The Independent”.
Kathy Bates, Brian Cox and Jodie Turner-Smith are also slated to star in the film. Filming for the project is scheduled to begin in November this year in New York City.
The plot of the film states that it takes place during “the final weeks of the most important presidential election in history” and “follows an idealistic young journalist (Turner-Smith) who teams up with her idol (Cox) to uncover a plot that puts the fate of the election and the country in their hands.
Cena and Bates both play presidential candidates. Amy Rice will direct it as it is written by Evan Parter.
Ryan Cunningham of Anonymous Content, Sam Bisbee of Park Pictures and Thea Dunlap are producing the film alongside Caddy Vanasirikul of The Exchange and Evan Parter.
So far this year, Cena has starred in films such as “F9”, Suicide Squad and “Vacation Friends”.