– by Joseph Jammer Medina

John Cena seems to be well on his way to replicating Dwayne Johnson in terms of transitioning from his wrestling career into a full-on acting career. Earlier this year, he starred alongside many other talented actors in the comedy Blockers, and I think that helped to show just how funny he could be. Later this year, he’ll be in Travis Knight’s Transformers spin-off Bumblebee in what looks to be a villain role.

So what’s next for Cena? According to a new report from TheWrap, he will be starring alongside martial arts and stunt legend Jackie Chan in a new thriller from Need for Speed director Scott Waugh. The story will revolve around Cena teaming up with Chan to save a Chinese-run oil refinery in the Middle East.

Here’s what else they had to say about the currently-untitled flick:

“The movie centers around a private security contractor (Chan) who’s called in to escort a group of civilians along Baghdad’s “Highway of Death” to the safety of the Green Zone. Once he learns the attackers’ real plan is to steal a fortune in oil, he’ll team up with a former Marine (Cena) to stop them.”

Perhaps most interesting is that Cena is replacing Sylvester Stallone, and a part of me can’t help but wonder what happened to make Stallone leave. The film is to be shot from a script by Arash Amel, who recently was credited for the story for the Netflix original film, The Titan.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.