New WWE Movie with Cena to Start Next Month

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From Pro Wrestling Insider:

WWE Films’ next project, titled “12 Rounds” will begin filming on 2/25 in New Orleans, again starring former WWE champion John Cena, who starred in the company’s most successful feature to date “The Marine.” Filming is set to finish on 5/12.

The film features Cena starring as New Orleans Detective Danny Baxter. During the chaos of Mardi Gras, Baxter experiences the longest, most harrowing day of his life when criminal mastermind Miles Jackson III kidnaps his girlfriend Janine and orders Danny to participate in a battle of wits that lasts “Twelve Rounds” and spans the Big Easy.

Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Child) is attached to direct the film, which is currently slated for a 9/5/08 release. Mark Gordon, Becki Trujillo, Josh McLaughlin, Mike Lake and Vince McMahon are credited as producers.

“12 Rounds” was written by Dan Kunka.

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