Tuesday, May 6, 2008

John Cena's Next Movie: "12 Rounds"

John Cena has been busy over the past few months, playing the role of Detective Danny Baxter for the 2009 WWE/20th Century Fox film called "12 Rounds".

Similar to "The Marine" in plot, it will involve Baxter's girlfriend (Molly played by Ashley Scott) in the movie being kidnapped by evil crime lords. Cena's character, the detective, will have to chase them around the streets of New Orleans, trying to match wits in a 12 round battle to save his girl. The movie is directed by Renny Harlin and written by Daniel Kunka. Cena's co-star will be Ashley Scott, who also starred in "Into the Blue" (with Jessica Alba & Paul Walker), and also appeared on the TV show Jericho this year.

This is WWE films first movie shot in the US, with most of it shot in New Orleans and other parts shot in Australia. The rumored budget for the latest WWE film is said to be $20 million. Vince McMahon will serve as executive producer. There's been no official release date given for the film other than 2009.

"12 Rounds" will be WWE Films 4th attempt, with previous films "See No Evil" (starring Glen "Kane" Jacobs), "The Marine" and "The Condemned" starring Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Read more about 12 Rounds at Variety.com.

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