Jason Bateman to Direct John Cena in Netflix Action Comedy Film

An interesting directing and starring team-up here.

John Cena has signed up to star in a Netflix action comedy, and Jason Bateman will be directing it. And by the sounds of it, they could be giving us an interesting spin on the kind of concept we got in the Night at the Museum films.

As reported by THR, the still-untitled project will be following a family that find themselves trapped in an old abandoned movie studio. The craziness will surround the fact that the sets come to life, pushing the family members into various films. This could be a fun one for movie buffs. Behind the screenplay is Mark Perez, who wrote the 2018 Bateman-starring and produced comedy Game Night.

Bateman is said to also be appearing in the film, although no details regarding in what capacity. Apart from directing and taking on a role, Bateman will be producing the film with his Aggregate Films partner Michael Costigan.

Bateman’s first directing effort came with late ’80s TV series Valerie, which he had a role in. Since then his credits include two feature films (Bad Words, The Family Fang) and episodes of his Netflix series Ozark, which has just earned him a Screen Actors Guild award and will see its third season arrive later this year.

Cena is certainly keeping busy. The WWE star was recently seen in Transformers spinoff Bumblebee and will soon be seen alongside Jackie Chan in an action film titled Project X-traction.

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