“Taken” director Pierre Morel is popping his lens to action-comedies with newest movie “Freelance.”
Alison Brie stars as a washed up journalist who travels to Colombia for a high-profile interview with a neighborhood dictator. She hires a non-public safety guard, performed by John Cena, to guard her whereas overseas; but in fact, issues go horribly mistaken and the duo are on the run.
The official synopsis reads: An ex particular forces operative caught in a dead-end desk job (Cena) reluctantly takes on a gig to supply non-public safety for a struggling journalist (Brie) as she interviews a ruthless — however impeccably dressed — dictator (Juan Pablo Raba). When a navy coup breaks out simply as she’s about to get the inside track of a lifetime, the unlikely trio should determine how one can survive the jungle, the assassins, and one another as a way to make it out alive.
Alice Eve and Christian Slater additionally star.
“Taken” helmer Morel directs from a script by Jacob Lentz. Morel beforehand directed “The Gunman” and “Peppermint” starring Jennifer Garner. The filmmaker is at present in post-production on “Canary Black,” an motion film with Kate Beckinsale and Rupert Good friend. TV author Lentz makes his function debut after engaged on late night time speak present “Jimmy Kimmel Stay!.”
“Freelance” star Cena is deepening his motion roles with Paul Feig’s “Grand Dying Lotto,” “The Janson Directive” a couple of former Navy SEAL officer, and spy thriller “Argylle” alongside Henry Cavill.
Cena teased “Grand Dying Lotto” to AP Information, saying, “This one I’m actually excited for as a result of this film doesn’t cease. It will be motion from the opening credit. Now we have an amazing group that mixes motion and comedy. I’m additionally making an attempt to do my finest to, I hate the time period work-life stability, however I’m making an attempt to do my finest to not fall into the lure of workaholism the place I simply conceal in my work and I’m not a totally open, weak human being to the individuals round me, the people who I really like. I haven’t but sacrificed my relationships for my work. I’m at a reasonably good tempo proper now the place I can hit on all cylinders.”
“Freelance” is produced by Renee Tab, Christopher Tuffin, Steve Richards, Christopher Milburn, and Danny H. Chan, with Relativity Media distributing.
“Freelance” premieres in theaters October 9. Take a look at the trailer under.