Though John Cena has forged a career as an action star, he’s also been able to blend comedy into his work, most recently in James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad. He’ll now star opposite Alison Brie in a new mix of the two, Freelance.

Taken director Pierre Morel will direct Jacob Lentz’ script. It focuses on an ex-special forces operator (Cena) who, desperate to escape his humdrum life, takes a job providing security for a journalist (Brie) who is hoping to salvage her career by interviewing a dictator. Things go sideways when a military coup breaks out in the middle of the interview, and the mismatched duo, along with the dictator, escape to the jungle where they must survive the military chasing them, animals hunting them and each other.

The cameras will be rolling later this month in Colombia. Cena is on small screens now in HBO Max’s Squad follow-up Peacemaker (even if the UK is still waiting to see it), while Brie will next be seen in rom-com Somebody I Used To Know, which she also co-wrote.

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