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John Cena is joining Jackie Chan for the upcoming action-thriller PROJECT X (a working title) for NEED FOR SPEED director Scott Waugh. Pena replaces the previously announced Sylvester Stallone who is no longer attached to the film. From The Hollywood Reporter:

The movie centers on a Chinese private security contractor (Chan) who is called in to extract the oil workers when a China-run oil refinery in the Middle East is attacked. When he learns that the attackers’ real plan is to steal a fortune in oil, he teams up with an American — a former Marine played by John Cena — to stop them.

Chan will also produce Project X (a working title), along with Joe Tam, Esmond Ren and Hans Canosa. Arash Amel wrote the screenplay.

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