John Cena’s wish has been granted — he’ll star in former wrestling foe Dwayne Johnson’s new movie.
Johnson has cast the Trainwreck star as the lead in his upcoming film The Janson Directive, and alerted followers on Twitter on Monday.
“Found my star!” he wrote. “Been a long time coming and congrats to my good bud John Cena… And if you screw up, I’m layin’ the smackdown on ya.”
Found my star! Been a long time coming and congrats to my good bud @JohnCena on landing the lead role for our film, THE JANSON DIRECTIVE. And if you screw up, I’m layin’ the smackdown on ya 😉💪🏾 Lets work hard and make a good one. @SevenBucksProd https://t.co/pfYKbBGHAa
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 30, 2018
The action thriller, based on a book of the same name by Robert Ludlum, was originally set to star Johnson, who will now produce via Seven Bucks, the company he founded with his ex-wife Dany Garcia.
Found my star! Congrats to my good bud John Cena on landing the lead role for our movie, THE JANSON DIRECTIVE. A project that myself, @sevenbucksprod, our production partners and Universal Studios have been developing for years now. Congrats man and I’m excited to go on this journey with you. Thank you for your commitment to the role and remember, as your producer if you screw up, I’m coming to set and droppin’ the People’s Elbow on ya. And you know first hand how devastating my elbow drops can be 😉💪🏾 Congrats my friend and let’s go make a good one. #JansonDirective #JohnCena #SevenBucksProds #CaptivateEnt #WeedRoadPics #MythologyEnt #UNIVERSAL
Cena recently admitted he dreamed of working with his former ring rival-turned-friend in an upcoming Fast & the Furious film.
“That stuff is beyond my control, but I would absolutely love that opportunity,” he told media. “That, for me, would be a dream. I’m never really like, ‘Oh, I’d like to work with this person,’ but I just think between our chemistry in the live performance setting, there’s something certainly there with The Rock. So that would be my one name on the wish list.”