Alison Brie and John Cena are teaming up as freelancers.
The duo will star together in the movie, Freelance, which will be helmed by Taken helmer Pierre Morel. Freelance was written by Jacob Lentz (Jimmy Kimmel Live) and centers on an ex-special forces operator who takes a job providing security for a journalist in search of a change. Naturally, things go terribly wrong along the way when a military coup breaks out during an interview. The mismatched pair will need to escape to the jungle, along with the dictator, in hopes of survival.
Cena, of course, will play the ex-special forces operator, while Brie will play the journalist. Production on the film will kick off later this month in Colombia. Steve Richards of Endurance Media, Sentient’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin are producing, while AGC and Endurance are co-financing the project.
This is yet another project for the incredibly busy Cena who is starring in the recently released Peacemaker on HBO Max. Brie, of course, is most famous for her roles in Community and Netflix’s Glow.
As it stands, Freelance does not yet have a release date.