According to the Hollywood Reporter, Alison Brie is set to star opposite John Cena in “Freelance”, which is an action-comedy directed by Taken helmer Pierre Morel.
The report noted AGC Studios, run by Stuart Ford, is behind the project, which has Steve Richards of Endurance Media, Sentient’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin producing.
The script, writtwn by Jacob Lentz centers on an ex-special forces operator who is desperate to escape his humdrum life, takes a job providing security for a journalist who is hoping to salvage her career by interviewing a dictator. Things go sideways when a military coup breaks out in the middle of the interview, and the mismatched duo, along with the dictator, escape to the jungle where they must survive the military chasing them, animals hunting them and each other.
The report noted that production is due to begin later this month in Colombia, and AGC and Endurance are financing the project. It was also indicated that AGC, ICM Partners and UTA Independent are representing the domestic rights.
Brie, is best known as one of the stars of the cult comedy series Community, and was a lead on GLOW, that was canceled after three seasons on Netflix.