A new film starring John Cena is set to debut on WWE’s streaming home.
John Cena’s 2022 has seen the 16 time world champion focus more and more on his acting career despite returning to WWE to celebrate his 20 year anniversary on Raw in June.
Cena will make his return to WWE’s streaming home, Peacock, but it will be in a new movie.
Peacock issued a statement detailing the upcoming film, The Independent.
The streaming platform released the following statement:
POLITICAL THRILLER THE INDEPENDENT TO DEBUT EXCLUSIVELY ON PEACOCK NOVEMBER 2 + FIRST LOOK CLIP AND FILM ART RELEASE
From Emmy-Nominated Director Amy Rice, Starring Jodie Turner-Smith, Brian Cox, with Ann Dowd and John Cena
Peacock has announced The Independent, a Relativity Media film from Park Pictures, Anonymous Content and NEXT Productions, will begin streaming exclusively on Peacock starting November 2, 2022.
The film follows a young journalist who discovers a conspiracy involving a U.S. Presidential candidate that could change the election and the fate of the country.
The Independent is the latest addition to Peacock’s growing library of iconic films, including Beast, Jurassic World Dominion, Minions: The Rise of Gru, Vengeance, Brian and Charles, The Black Phone, Downton Abbey: A New Era, and The Northman.
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ABOUT THE INDEPENDENT:
It’s the final weeks of the most consequential presidential election in history. America is poised to elect either its first female president (Ann Dowd) or its first viable independent candidate (John Cena). Reporting history as it’s made, an idealistic young journalist (Jodie Turner-Smith) teams up with her idol, legendary journalist Nick Booker (Brian Cox), to uncover a conspiracy that places the fate of the election, and the country, in their hands.
CAST & FILMMAKERS:
· Director: Amy Rice
· Writer: Evan Parter
· Producers: Sam Bisbee, Theodora Dunlap, Caddy Vanasirikul, Ryan Cunningham, Evan Parter
· Executive Producers: Laura Grange, Julia Stuart, Brian Cox, Jodie Turner-Smith, John Cena, Blair Ward, Anders Erdén, Eric Harbert, Bill Kiely, Whitney Moehle, Michael Arrieta, Marc Danon, David Robbins, Lex Miron, Amy Jarvela, Charles Stiefel, Brian O’Shea, Giovanna Trischitta, Nat McCormick, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Cody Ryder
· Produced by: Park Pictures, Anonymous Content and NEXT Productions in Association with Orogen Entertainment and The Exchange
· Cast: Jodie Turner-Smith, Brian Cox, John Cena, Ann Dowd
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