John Cena Signs on to Star Alongside Jackie Chan in New Action-Thriller

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John Cena is teaming up with Jackie Chan to save a China-run oil refinery in the Middle East.

The wrestler turned actor is set to star alongside Chan in a new action-thriller from “Need for Speed” director Scott Waugh, a person close to the project told TheWrap.

Cena is replacing Sylvester Stallone in the role.

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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.

The project doesn’t yet have a title.

Chan is also producing along with Joe Tam, Esmond Ren, Jianhong Qi and Hans Canosa. The script was written by Arash Amel.

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Cena is repped by ICM and will next be in the Trasnformers’ spin-off “Bumblebee,” expected December 21.

Chan, repped by CAA, was last seen stateside in STX’s Chinese co-production “The Foreigner” and is attached to star in a fourth “Rush Hour” film and a “Shanghai Noon” sequel.

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