John Cena and Jason Bateman to Star in Action Comedy for Netflix

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Despite his catchphrase, it looks like John Cena will continue to be very much visible, as the WWE star is teaming with director/actor Jason Bateman for a new action comedy film on Netflix.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the untitled film's plot centers around a family that gets trapped in an abandoned movie studio where the sets come to life and genre-spoofing will probably ensue. The film will also reunite Bateman -- who is directing the project -- with Mark Perez, the writer of last year's Game Night.

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This is the latest in several upcoming projects for Cena, whose most recent film is Bumblebee. Cena will be starring alongside action legend Jackie Chan in this year's Project X-Traction as he continues fighting on Raw and voicing the villainous Baron Draxum on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Cena also made it publicly known on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he would like to be the MCU's next Captain America.

Meanwhile, the project seems to mark a lighter turn in directing for Bateman. Although Bateman is probably best known for starring in comedies such as Arrested Development, his previous directorial works have been darker. His directorial debut came with 2013's pitch-black comedy Bad Words, and he currently writes, directs and stars in the Netflix drama Ozark.

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