Will Forte and Lana Condor are set to join John Cena in the Looney Tunes flick, Coyote Vs. Acme. The news was first reported by Deadline, with the outlet revealing Forte will play the lawyer for Wile E. Coyote, as they work together to go against Forte’s intimidating former boss played by Cena. However, while working together, the duo soon find themselves developing a friendship between man and cartoon, which only makes them all the more determined to win. Details surrounding Condor’s role are being kept under wraps.
Coyote vs. Acme will focus on Coyote, who after ACME products fail him one too many times in his dogged pursuit of the Roadrunner, decides to hire a billboard lawyer to sue the ACME Corporation. The film is being produced by James Gunn (Peacemaker, Guardians of the Galaxy), who reteams with Cena yet again, and Chris DeFaria.
The film was written by Samy Burch and is based on the New Yorker humor article “Coyote v. Acme” by Ian Frazier. Dave Green, who has directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, will helm the film.
Coyote vs. Acme will hit theaters on July 21, 2023.