It looks like wrestler-turned-action-film-star John Cena is about to shake things up by adding comedy titles to his résumé. After appearing in action flicks The Marine and 12 Rounds, Cena is moving into lighter fare with Judd Apatow's big screen comedy Trainwreck, as well as Sisters, starring Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Both high-profile projects are in the works at Universal.
Sisters, previously known as The Nest, centers on two sisters who give one last party in their old family home before their parents put the house up for sale. Cena takes on his first villain role in the movie, which will be directed by Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore. The screenplay was written by Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live). In addition to Poehler and Fey, the film also features SNL alum Maya Rudolph, along with John Leguizamo (John Wick), Santino Fontana (Submissions Only), and veteran actor James Brolin, whose most recent work includes the TV series Castle.
The plotline of Trainwreck has been kept tightly under wraps, but we know that after almost completely rewriting the original script, Amy Schumer, who also co-stars in the movie, turned it into a comedic version of her own life. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, Tilda Swinton (The Chronicles of Narnia), Bill Hader (The Mindy Project), and Katy Mixon (Mike & Molly).
Cena continues to be a WWE headliner and will star in the WWE production Wrestlemania XXXI on March 29.
Trainwreck is due to hit theaters on July 17. Sisters is scheduled for release Dec. 18.
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