John Cena, Jackie Chan Team Up for Unnamed Action Film 'Project X'

John Cena, Jackie Chan Team Up for Unnamed Action Film 'Project X'

According to Deadline, the actors will co-star in an upcoming thriller tentatively titled Project X, directed by Need for Speed and Act of Valor filmmaker Scott Waugh.

Cena is replacing Sylvester Stallone in the movie, which had been developed as "Ex-Baghdad". Once he uncovers the attack as part of the plot to steal the oil, he partners up with an American former Marine who lives in Iraq teaching orphans.

The film is about Chan as a private security contractor who is called to extract oil workers when a China-run oil refinery in the Middle East is attacked. Where the WWE superstar has really excelled is comedy (see: Sisters, Blockers), utilizing his big, muscled mug to sell gags with rather startling ease.

The above movie joins a list of films Cena now has in the works, including "The Janson Directive" for which he will team up with The Rock, and "Bumblebee", the "Transformers" spinoff movie being released on Christmas Day this year. The second is that folks actually go pay money to see it (unlike Chan's last action movie, The Foreigner, which was mostly ignored despite being a ton of fun).

Jackie Chan's upcoming project with John Cena is apparently been labeled as "Project X" and is set to release next year.

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