Alison Brie joins John Cena in Freelance | Partner Content: Arts, Films and TV

Alison Brie is set to join John Cena in ‘Freelance’.

The 39-year-old actress has signed up for the action comedy, which will be directed by “Taken” filmmaker Pierre Morel.

The film follows a special forces operator (Cena) who decides to retire from the military and live a quieter life back home in the United States.

After several years in retirement, he decides to take a security job for a female journalist (Brie) as she interviews a cruel dictator who may have been responsible for an attack on him and his men.

When a military coup breaks out during the interview, the trio are forced to escape into the jungle where they must survive the elements, the military, and each other.

The film was written by Jacob Lentz and Steve Richards of Endurance Media is producing the film alongside Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin of Sentient Entertainment.

Filming is due to begin later this month in Colombia, and additional casting is currently underway.

Meanwhile, John recently reprized his role as the peacemaker of ‘The Suicide Squad’ character for the HBO Max series of the same name and he admitted he felt “really, really embarrassed” dancing in his underwear for the trailer.

The 44-year-old star, who plays the superhero on the titular HBO Max show, said it was “the most embarrassing thing” to dance in scantily clad for the show’s premiere, and that it was the first thing he had to shoot for the Show.

He told SFX magazine: “You saw in the trailer: me literally dancing in my underwear. I’m really, really embarrassed. And we shot that first.

“Right out the door, I’m in front of as many people as they’ve allowed due to COVID safety, in their underwear, interpretive dancing, which is like the most embarrassing thing.

“I don’t know if it was just for budgetary reasons, or a stroke of genius in training, that we started with a super vulnerable moment in front of the crew.

“But it made me more emotionally vulnerable and led to some of the most meaningful scenes from a place of soul-searching.”

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