‘Freelance’ Trailer: John Cena Stars With Alison Brie In Action-Comedy From The Director Of ‘Taken’

Faster than just about any wrestler who has made the jump to acting, John Cena hasthe established himself as a superstar with a surprising range. Whether he’s starring in comedies, action movies, or comic book films, Cena is always a welcome presence. And so when you see his name listed in a movie like Freelance, an action comedy that pairs him with the equally awesome Alison Brie, with the director of Taken at the helm, the ingredients are there for a real treat.

Freelance stars Cena as a retired Special Forces agent now stuck at a boring desk job, who takes on a gig protecting a journalist as she interviews a powerful and dangerous dictator. Of course, shit goes wrong and now he must rescue her and get them out of the country alive. Hilariy will ensue.

The film is directed by Pierre Morel, the guy behind Taken, District B13 (one of the best action movies ever), and most-recently Peppermint.

Also in the cast are Juan Pablo Raba, Alice Eve, Marton Csokas, and Christian Slater.

Here’s the synopsis: An ex special forces operative stuck in a dead-end desk job (John Cena) reluctantly takes on a gig to provide private security for a washed-up journalist (Alison Brie) as she interviews a ruthless—but impeccably dressed—dictator (Juan Pablo Raba). When a military coup breaks out just as she’s about to get the scoop of a lifetime, the unlikely trio must figure out how to survive the jungle, the assassins, and each other in order to make it out alive.

This is right in the Cena wheelhouse. Freelance hits theaters on October 6th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.