John Cena And Jason Bateman Tag Team For Netflix Comedy

Is John Cena becoming the WWE superstar that he claimed Dwayne Johnson was when they squared off at the Showcase of the Immortals, WrestleMania? With appearances in Trainwreck, Sisters, and the Daddy’s Home comedies, plus getting sizable roles in Blockers, voicing Ferdinand the Bull in Ferdinand, and most recently as Agent Burns in Bumblebee, it would seem that “The Face of the WWE” is leaving one universe for another.

Most recently, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Cena would be teaming up with Jason Bateman for an action comedy that will be developed for Netflix. Bateman, who recently snagged a SAG Award for his Netflix series Ozark, will direct and appear in the project that is being written by Mark Perez (Game Night).

The premise of the story sounds like a hybrid of Perez’s 2018 sleeper comedy and the John Ritter-Teri Garr ’90s comedy Stay Tuned. Or maybe a funnier version of Escape Room.

When a family gets stuck in an old, abandoned movie studio the sets come to life and the family members find themselves in different films.

John Cena recently finished the action picture Project X-Traction with Jackie Chan, and is currently prepping the family comedy Playing with Fire with Judy Greer, Keegan Michael-Key, Brianna Hildebrand, and John Leguizamo.

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