Dwayne Johnson has found the star of his next film: former wrestling rival John Cena.
Johnson announced on Instagram on Monday that he will be producing The Janson Directive, a film based off the novel of the same name written by Robert Ludlum, author of the famous Bourne series. And Johnson was clearly excited to announce that Cena would play the movie’s lead, Paul Janson, an ex-Navy SEAL drawn into an international conspiracy.
“I found my star. And the star of Janson Directive is going to be my good buddy, John Cena,” Johnson announced on Instagram. “I’ve known john for years, he’s so excited to play the role, I’m excited for him, he’s committed.”
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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