John Cena replaces Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in new thriller The Janson Directive
John Cena has replaced Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the starring role in new thriller The Janson Directive.
It had been announced in 2016 that Johnson would lead a new trilogy based on the novels of Robert Ludlum, best known as the creator of the Bourne series, with The Janson Directive going first.
Two further movies, both adapted from Ludlum's novels, were already in development, with the idea being to create a cinematic universe with constant crossover.
In the time between Johnson has been unable to fit the movies into his schedule and has now stepped aside for Cena, though he will still act as producer.
Found my star! Congrats to my good bud John Cena on landing the lead role for our movie, THE JANSON DIRECTIVE. A project that myself, @sevenbucksprod, our production partners and Universal Studios have been developing for years now. Congrats man and I’m excited to go on this journey with you. Thank you for your commitment to the role and remember, as your producer if you screw up, I’m coming to set and droppin’ the People’s Elbow on ya. And you know first hand how devastating my elbow drops can be 😉💪🏾 Congrats my friend and let’s go make a good one. #JansonDirective #JohnCena #SevenBucksProds #CaptivateEnt #WeedRoadPics #MythologyEnt #UNIVERSAL
Ludlum's novel tells the story of former consular ops agent who, after leaving covert operations due to the high number of sanctioned serial killings, goes into business as private security consultant.