Deadline reports that Mr. Robot star Christian Slater is set to star in director Pierre Morrel’s (Taken) upcoming action comedy Freelance alongside John Cena (Peacemaker), Alison Brie (Glow) and Juan Pablo Raba (The Marksman).
Freelance follows a special forces operator (Cena) who decides to retire from the Army and start a family back in the states. After several years of mortgage payments, school drop offs, backyard barbecues and trying to conform to life in suburbia, he decides to come out of retirement to take a gig providing security for a female journalist (Brie) as she interviews a cruel dictator (Raba) who may or may not have ordered the attack on him and his men. When a military coup breaks out in the middle of the interview, the three are forced to escape into the jungle where they must survive the elements, the military and one another.
Freelance was written by Jacob Lentz in his screenplay debut and filming is currently taking place in Columbia with a cast that also includes Alice Eve (Bombshell) and Marton Csokas (The Last Duel). As yet there’s no word on a potential release date.
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