John Cena Tapped to Replace Sylvester Stallone in 'Project X'
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The 'Trainwreck' will play an ex-special forces soldier and team up with Jackie Chan in the action movie.

AceShowbiz - John Cena is replacing Sylvester Stallone in upcoming action movie "Project X".

The former professional wrestler has successfully made the leap from the ring to the silver screen in recent years, starring in movies such as Trainwreck and Daddy's Home as well as animated flick "Ferdinand".

Now, Cena is about to show off his fighting skills once again, with Variety reporting that he will take over Stallone's role in Jackie Chan's latest feature.

The film will follow Chan's Jackie Luo, a private security contractor, who is called to save a China-run oil refinery in the Middle East. However, when he discovers that the attackers are actually planning to steal the oil, he teams up with Cena's character, an ex-special forces soldier, to try and stop them. Need for Speed director Scott Waugh will helm the flick, working off of Arash Amel's screenplay.

Chan will produce the film alongside Joe Tam, Esmond Ren and Hans Canosa.

Hong Kong-born movie icon Chan, 64, was most recently seen onscreen in The Foreigner, also starring Pierce Brosnan, and is currently attached to a number of projects, including "Shanghai Dawn", "The Karate Kid 2", "Rush Hour 4" and "Five Against a Bullet".

While Cena last appeared in teen comedy "Blockers" and TV series "Dallas & Robbo". He recently wrapped filming on "Transformers" spin-off movie "Bumblebee", featuring Hailee Steinfeld, and is in the pre-production phase of thriller "The Janson Directive", to be produced by his former wrestling rival Dwayne Johnson. The 41-year-old will play Paul Janson, a former Navy SEAL and prisoner of war, who works as a corporate security consultant but is forced to go on the run when an assignment to rescue a VIP goes wrong, he's forced to go on the run.

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