‘Freelance’ – John Cena Takes a New Side Gig That Goes Awesomely Wrong

'Freelance' directed by Pierre Morel, takes audiences on a thrilling adventure as ex-special forces operative Mason Pettis (John Cena) teams up with a journalist to survive a military coup

Freelance is the latest action comedy from the dynamic director of Taken and Peppermint Pierre Morel, comes a thrilling new adventure that promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Freelance is not just another action movie; it’s a rollercoaster ride filled with suspense, humor, and unexpected twists.

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Ex-special forces operative Mason Pettis, played by the charismatic John Cena, finds himself stuck in a mundane desk job. Desperate for a change, he takes on a freelance gig as a private security guard for Claire Wellington (Alison Brie), a washed-up journalist. Claire is on a mission to interview the impeccably dressed but ruthless dictator, Juan Venegas (Juan Pablo Raba).

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Just as Claire is about to get the scoop of her lifetime, a military coup breaks out, plunging the unlikely trio into chaos. They must navigate the treacherous jungle, outwit their enemies, and most importantly, learn to tolerate each other to make it out alive!

John Cena’s portrayal of Mason Pettis looks to bring a blend of strength and vulnerability to the character. Alison Brie’s as Claire Wellington will add depth and humor, while Juan Pablo Raba’s chilling portrayal of the dictator adds a layer of complexity and contrast to the story. The film also stars Christian Slater in a supporting role. With Brie, Cena, and Slater, the comedy is guaranteed. Plus with Morel at the helm, expect some jaw-dropping action that will elevate the adrenaline of the entire audience.

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Written by Jacob Lentz, Freelance is produced by Steven Richards, Renee Tab, Chris Tuffin, and Chris Milburn. The film is a Relativity Media Production, ensuring top-notch quality and entertainment.

Freelance is more than just an action-packed adventure; it’s a story of survival, camaraderie, and the unexpected twists that life can throw our way. With a stellar cast, gripping plot, and the creative genius of Pierre Morel, this film is set to become a must-watch for action enthusiasts and movie lovers alike.

Freelance releases in theaters on October 6, 2023.

About Freelance


Release Date: October 6, 2023
Director: Pierre Morel
Writers: Jacob Lentz
Producers: Steven Richards, Renee Tab, Chris Tuffin, Chris Milburn
Production: , Endurance Media, Sentient Entertainment, AGC Studios, Signature Films, Wideangle Films
Distribution: Relativity Media
Cast: John Cena, Alison Brie, Juan Pablo Raba, Christian Slater

Ex-special forces operative Mason Pettis (John Cena) is stuck in a dead-end desk job when he reluctantly takes on a freelance gig to provide private security for washed-up journalist Claire Wellington (Alison Brie) as she interviews the ruthless—but impeccably dressed—dictator, Juan Venegas (Juan Pablo Raba). When a military coup breaks out just as she’s about to get the scoop of a lifetime, the unlikely trio must figure out how to survive the jungle AND each other in order to make it out alive!

From Pierre Morel the dynamic director of TAKEN and PEPPERMINT, FREELANCE is written by Jacob Lentz and is a Relativity Media Production.

Are you excited to see John Cena in this new action-packed role? What are your expectations from Pierre Morel’s latest creation, Freelance? Don’t forget to share your thoughts on social media after watching the film. Will this become your new favorite action movie? Your opinions matter, and we can’t wait to hear what you think!

Source: Relativity Media

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