Christian Slater joins John Cena in independent action-comedy movie
According to Deadline, Golden Globe winner Christian Slater has been tapped to join the upcoming action-comedy flick Freelance, which had just started production in Colombia. He will join previously announced cast members John Cena (The Suicide Squad), Alison Brie (GLOW)and Juan Pablo Raba (33).
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Freelance will be led by Taken filmmaker Pierre Morel from a screenplay written by Jacob Lentz. It will be produced by AGC Studios and Endurance Media, who are co-funding the project. It will be produced by Steve Richard of Endurance Media, alongside Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin of Sentient Entertainment.
“The film centers on a former special forces operator who, desperate to escape his monotonous life, takes a job providing security for a journalist who hopes to save her career by interviewing a dictator,” reads the synopsis. “Things go awry when a military coup breaks out mid-interview, and the mismatched duo, along with the dictator, escape into the jungle where they must survive the military chasing them, the animals chasing them. hunt and among themselves.”
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Slater is critically acclaimed for his Golden Globe-winning role in USA Network’s thriller series Mister Robot, which aired for four seasons from 2015 to 2019. His film credits include Heathers, Young Guns II, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, true romance, Interview with the Vampire, The opponent, Windtalkersand more.