John Cena has signed on to star alongside action superstar Jackie Chan in an action-thriller from 'Need for Speed' director Scott Waugh. Cena, who is replacing Sylvester Stallone, will team up with Chan to save a China-run oil refinery in the Middle East, reports The Hollywood Reporter.The yet untitled 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.
He teams up with a former U.S. Marine (Cena), when he learns that the attackers' real plan is to steal the oil.
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.
Chan is also producing along with Joe Tam, Esmond Ren, Jianhong Qi and Hans Canosa. The script was written by Arash Amel.