John Cena will play the role of presidential candidate in “The Independent” – Wrestling Inc.


Veteran WWE Superstar John Cena has been announced for a new political thriller, The Independent.

Cena will play the role of the presidential candidate of the United States in the film. Kathy Bates will also be the presidential candidate, according to Deadline. Cena and Bates join Jodie Turner-Smith and Brian Cox as cast members.

The Independent takes place during “the final weeks of the most important US presidential election in history” and will follow an idealistic young journalist (Turner-Smith) who teams up with her idol (Cox) to uncover a plot that puts the fate of the election, and the country, in their hands.

Filming for the film is set to begin in November in New York City, which is interesting as it could put Cena in town for the 2021 WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view, which takes place on November 21 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The project was written by Evan Parter and will be directed by Amy Rice. Producers are Parter, Ryan Cunningham of Anonymous Content, Sam Bisbee of Park Pictures, Thea Dunlap and Caddy Vanasirikul of The Exchange. Executive producers are Lance Acord and Jackie Kelman Bisbee of Park Pictures, and Brian O’Shea and Nat McCormick of The Exchange.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Kathy Bates and John Cena on The Independent. Kathy’s exceptional acting skills, coupled with Cena’s global appeal and ability to transform onscreen, make her incredible additions to this film. We couldn’t be happier that they signed on, ”O’Shea said.

Bates and Cena are represented by the arts / literary agency ICM Partners.

Stay tuned for more from Cena, who is reportedly in Europe working on a spy thriller slated for release in 2022, Argylle.


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