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John Cena being eyed for the lead in the True Lies reboot?

Dec. 21, 2010by: Paul Tassi

If you weren't displeased enough with the news that TRUE LIES was getting a do-over, how about adding a WWE wrestler as the star? And no, not one who's at least somewhat proven himself in the world of film like The Rock. Rather, this is a current "superstar" and one who has mainly led WWE Films productions.

Yes, the jorts-wearing John Cena is reportedly being considered for the lead in TRUE LIES REDUX or whatever they're calling it. The source spoke to What's Playing, and they maintain that their scoops usually pan out.

However, keep in mind that this isn't saying he's cast, just that they're looking at him, and negative fan reaction about the news, like I predict I'm about to start seeing in the comments in a minute here, might change their mind. But on the flipside, there are an ass ton of WWE fans out there, and therefore there could be fan outcry on both sides of this scenario, with some wanting a breakout role like this for Cena.

I can't say I've seen THE MARINE or 12 ROUNDS, but I didn't hear anything terribly good about either. I did find Cena charming on an episode of Psych however.

What do you make of this rumor?

Extra Tidbit: We do need more muscle-bound action heroes to rival Stallone and Schwarzenegger from yesteryear, but does Cena have the personality?
Source: What's Playing

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1:08AM on 12/24/2010
John Cena makes Tommy Wiseau look like an actor of Robert DeNiro's stature...
John Cena makes Tommy Wiseau look like an actor of Robert DeNiro's stature...
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8:09PM on 12/22/2010

Hasn't proved himself yet.

Reboot True Lies? Blasphemy! A sequel is definitely the way to go but either way, The Rock would be the only person I could see in the role...if Arnie isn't coming back.
Reboot True Lies? Blasphemy! A sequel is definitely the way to go but either way, The Rock would be the only person I could see in the role...if Arnie isn't coming back.
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6:38PM on 12/22/2010

Sounds okay to me...

...just so long as he spends the whole movie running around in a speedo.
...just so long as he spends the whole movie running around in a speedo.
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5:54PM on 12/22/2010

Cena...a wait and see actor

I think Cena would do an ok job if written right,it just that wwe films are more dvd fodder than anything else.remember when Arnold walked by the the Rock and said have fun?he was passing the torch,but what has the Rock done since?the toohfairy for goodness sake!!!I say give Cena a chance and maybe he will surprise us all.
I think Cena would do an ok job if written right,it just that wwe films are more dvd fodder than anything else.remember when Arnold walked by the the Rock and said have fun?he was passing the torch,but what has the Rock done since?the toohfairy for goodness sake!!!I say give Cena a chance and maybe he will surprise us all.
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5:02PM on 12/22/2010

Joke right?

This is ricockulous! I hate hollywood for even thinking of remaking True Lies. You will not get a director or Actor to remake something that is already amazing. Sorry Cena but you are not even close to filling Arnold Schwarzenegger shoes. I hate you hollywood. I REALLY FUCKING HATE YOU. The True Lies tv show is not even taking off yet. There's your first clue. This is seriously a big fat unexceptable joke
This is ricockulous! I hate hollywood for even thinking of remaking True Lies. You will not get a director or Actor to remake something that is already amazing. Sorry Cena but you are not even close to filling Arnold Schwarzenegger shoes. I hate you hollywood. I REALLY FUCKING HATE YOU. The True Lies tv show is not even taking off yet. There's your first clue. This is seriously a big fat unexceptable joke
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4:23PM on 12/22/2010

Give me a GD break...

I like Cena and all, but to be used in the same manner as the all-time action icon, me's thinks not. Hollywood, you sonofabitch!
I like Cena and all, but to be used in the same manner as the all-time action icon, me's thinks not. Hollywood, you sonofabitch!
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2:38PM on 12/22/2010
Id rather see a sequel with Arnold when he leaves office.. Cena has no presence an screen whatsoever..
Id rather see a sequel with Arnold when he leaves office.. Cena has no presence an screen whatsoever..
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1:33PM on 12/22/2010
wait did i read this right, a true lies reboot, it has to be bullshit, just give us the True lies sequel already, now dat ahnuld is available again. although its doubtful james cameron can direct since he is busy with the avatar sequels, just please hollywood no reboot!
wait did i read this right, a true lies reboot, it has to be bullshit, just give us the True lies sequel already, now dat ahnuld is available again. although its doubtful james cameron can direct since he is busy with the avatar sequels, just please hollywood no reboot!
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10:44AM on 12/22/2010

NO

NO NO NO NO NO
NO NO NO NO NO
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7:07AM on 12/22/2010
Stupid


Stupid


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4:14AM on 12/22/2010

Seriously WTF? A reboot? Pathetic.

1st off Cena can't act, 2nd "True Lies" just came out in '96! Every time I think Hollywood can't stoop any lower, they do. What a frieking joke. It's beyond a joke, it's insulting as hell. Whoever is involved in this deserves a big kick in the balls or Vag!
1st off Cena can't act, 2nd "True Lies" just came out in '96! Every time I think Hollywood can't stoop any lower, they do. What a frieking joke. It's beyond a joke, it's insulting as hell. Whoever is involved in this deserves a big kick in the balls or Vag!
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12:15AM on 12/22/2010

Not a bad idea...

I actually think he isn't a bad actor. Sure, the films he has starred in thus far haven't been golden but that isn't his fault. Give him a chance... I know it's the fact that it's True Lies they;re talking about that is pissing everyone off, but meh, I'll watch it with him. Keep in mind The Rock started in WWE films too, The Rundown was WWE produced in part. It was the WWE that kicked off both is super stardom in WWE and his eventual transition into film.
I actually think he isn't a bad actor. Sure, the films he has starred in thus far haven't been golden but that isn't his fault. Give him a chance... I know it's the fact that it's True Lies they;re talking about that is pissing everyone off, but meh, I'll watch it with him. Keep in mind The Rock started in WWE films too, The Rundown was WWE produced in part. It was the WWE that kicked off both is super stardom in WWE and his eventual transition into film.
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11:22PM on 12/21/2010

12 Rounds

was AWFUL. He's a horrible actor and while i dont mind him trying to make movies, there is no reason he should be remaking classics.
was AWFUL. He's a horrible actor and while i dont mind him trying to make movies, there is no reason he should be remaking classics.
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10:59PM on 12/21/2010

What happened to the sequel w/ Arnie?

I thought Cameron was just talking recently about resurrecting True Lies again? They were going to film it prior to 9/11 and then it got scrapped...obviously he has a story there ready to go once Arnie gets out of office. Fuck this noise.
I thought Cameron was just talking recently about resurrecting True Lies again? They were going to film it prior to 9/11 and then it got scrapped...obviously he has a story there ready to go once Arnie gets out of office. Fuck this noise.
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10:13PM on 12/21/2010
Okay I'm a hardcore WWE fan, have been for the last decade or so. Yeah yeah it's bullshit, whatever, it's still entertaining. Beats watching reality shows. Anyway, even me, being a fan, would hate to see John Cena make more movies. These guys are superstars in the WWE ring. They do well making appearances on TV shows and talk-shows. Movies? Not so good. It always ends up being the same ie "you picked Cena out of the ring and put him in a movie in which he plays himself". So no, no John Cena in
Okay I'm a hardcore WWE fan, have been for the last decade or so. Yeah yeah it's bullshit, whatever, it's still entertaining. Beats watching reality shows. Anyway, even me, being a fan, would hate to see John Cena make more movies. These guys are superstars in the WWE ring. They do well making appearances on TV shows and talk-shows. Movies? Not so good. It always ends up being the same ie "you picked Cena out of the ring and put him in a movie in which he plays himself". So no, no John Cena in any movie.
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9:34PM on 12/21/2010
You can't see me -waves hand in front of face- GET MY ASS TO MARS!

Imagine an hour and a half of that and a five boobed chick. That would be this remake.




Wait... True Lies? Shit. I thought Total Recall.
You can't see me -waves hand in front of face- GET MY ASS TO MARS!

Imagine an hour and a half of that and a five boobed chick. That would be this remake.




Wait... True Lies? Shit. I thought Total Recall.
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8:03PM on 12/21/2010
If it aint broke, don't fix it! Why?
If it aint broke, don't fix it! Why?
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7:53PM on 12/21/2010

huh.

I know I'm gonna get the dreaded thumb down for this but I really enjoyed 12 rounds and even though I did not like Legendary as a film I thought Cena displayed a fair amount of convening emotion. So I see him as someone who may have the potential. I mean how many actors have there been that you rolled your eyes at at first. What did you think win Marky Mark wanted to start to act, I remembered rolling my eyes at Justin Timberlake. Hell you ever see Hercules in New York. Who knows, maybe in
I know I'm gonna get the dreaded thumb down for this but I really enjoyed 12 rounds and even though I did not like Legendary as a film I thought Cena displayed a fair amount of convening emotion. So I see him as someone who may have the potential. I mean how many actors have there been that you rolled your eyes at at first. What did you think win Marky Mark wanted to start to act, I remembered rolling my eyes at Justin Timberlake. Hell you ever see Hercules in New York. Who knows, maybe in 20 years he'll be running for Gov.

After misplacing my trust in Dwayne Johnson I'm open for something new.

Side note: no remake will ever top the original True Lies.
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6:10PM on 12/21/2010
I lost it at "jorts".
I lost it at "jorts".
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4:59PM on 12/21/2010
John Cena couldn't act scared on a New York subway at 3:00 in the morning. True Lies yeah right. More like True Bullshit.
John Cena couldn't act scared on a New York subway at 3:00 in the morning. True Lies yeah right. More like True Bullshit.
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5:14PM on 12/21/2010
Maybe you're thinkin' about a nyc subway from the movie "The Warriors". lol It's not THAT bad anymore. lol
Maybe you're thinkin' about a nyc subway from the movie "The Warriors". lol It's not THAT bad anymore. lol
4:41PM on 12/21/2010

Are they crazy?

Just the idea of true lies without james cameron or arnold is too much to handle, not to mention john cena would be the worst choice for the lead. I mean James Cameron stopped with True Lies because he felt that terrorism isn't something that should be taken lightly. If John Cena is in this reboot, its already a guaranteed piece of shit.
Just the idea of true lies without james cameron or arnold is too much to handle, not to mention john cena would be the worst choice for the lead. I mean James Cameron stopped with True Lies because he felt that terrorism isn't something that should be taken lightly. If John Cena is in this reboot, its already a guaranteed piece of shit.
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4:36PM on 12/21/2010
truly upsetting
truly upsetting
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4:32PM on 12/21/2010
The man can't act as a fuckin' wrestler! What makes you think he could take on a role of this magnitude? And boy can he not rap either... He's the WORST. Anyway... Just read every comment below me. ENOUGH SAID!
The man can't act as a fuckin' wrestler! What makes you think he could take on a role of this magnitude? And boy can he not rap either... He's the WORST. Anyway... Just read every comment below me. ENOUGH SAID!
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4:25PM on 12/21/2010
YOUVE GOTTA BE FUCKING KIDDING ME
YOUVE GOTTA BE FUCKING KIDDING ME
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4:23PM on 12/21/2010
What? Who up and randomly decided to remake this? I seriously doubt James Cameron will let this happen. He's one of the richest, most powerful people in Hollywood, and he still refers to True Lies as one of his personal favorites. So who thought this was a good idea?
What? Who up and randomly decided to remake this? I seriously doubt James Cameron will let this happen. He's one of the richest, most powerful people in Hollywood, and he still refers to True Lies as one of his personal favorites. So who thought this was a good idea?
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4:09PM on 12/21/2010
No, Goddamn it! Arnold is free, so bring him and Jamie Lee Curtis back for a sequel! Please, Hollywood, just for once be smart about something.
No, Goddamn it! Arnold is free, so bring him and Jamie Lee Curtis back for a sequel! Please, Hollywood, just for once be smart about something.
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3:57PM on 12/21/2010
Please let this be a rumor.
Please let this be a rumor.
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3:36PM on 12/21/2010
Mark Valley
Mark Valley
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2:59PM on 12/21/2010
hahahahaha. This just made my day.
hahahahaha. This just made my day.
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2:48PM on 12/21/2010

fuck yeah

this dude is a pimp and can take cameron & arnie any day of the week. can't wait for the flick!

also, isn't it interesting how opposite day always falls on the days you least expect it?
this dude is a pimp and can take cameron & arnie any day of the week. can't wait for the flick!

also, isn't it interesting how opposite day always falls on the days you least expect it?
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2:41PM on 12/21/2010
F*CK THAT.
F*CK THAT.
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2:34PM on 12/21/2010
No, no, and no. I would rather see Jim Cameron beat the shit out of this douche.
No, no, and no. I would rather see Jim Cameron beat the shit out of this douche.
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2:21PM on 12/21/2010
this movie needs to shut the fuck up right now. no arnold or tom arnold = no.

AND WHY A REBOOT. Do a sequel about a bunch of old guys still kicking ass.
this movie needs to shut the fuck up right now. no arnold or tom arnold = no.

AND WHY A REBOOT. Do a sequel about a bunch of old guys still kicking ass.
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2:05PM on 12/21/2010
Hey, he has the build for it...just don't give him any lines, and he might pull it off.
Hey, he has the build for it...just don't give him any lines, and he might pull it off.
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2:01PM on 12/21/2010

Are you kidding me?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
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1:36PM on 12/21/2010
WHERE THE FUCK is the Ultimate Warrior when you need him?!
WHERE THE FUCK is the Ultimate Warrior when you need him?!
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2:04PM on 12/21/2010
Sun Valley Retirement Village.
Sun Valley Retirement Village.
1:25PM on 12/21/2010
this is just bull shit! john cena cant act to save his life! his straight to dvd movies are pure shit! this guy needs to stay in the ring and off the movie sets! its bad enough they are gonna remake true lies.. but if this D-Bag is gonna be the lead in it, then they may as well chalk this one up as another flop. this guy can NOT.. and i mean CAN NOT carry a big budget film... bad idea all across the board.
this is just bull shit! john cena cant act to save his life! his straight to dvd movies are pure shit! this guy needs to stay in the ring and off the movie sets! its bad enough they are gonna remake true lies.. but if this D-Bag is gonna be the lead in it, then they may as well chalk this one up as another flop. this guy can NOT.. and i mean CAN NOT carry a big budget film... bad idea all across the board.
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1:25PM on 12/21/2010
How about not casting him and getting to work on a original script that does not feature a wrestler; unless his name is The Rock.
How about not casting him and getting to work on a original script that does not feature a wrestler; unless his name is The Rock.
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1:24PM on 12/21/2010
this is just bull shit! john cena cant act to save his life! his straight to dvd movies are pure shit! this guy needs to stay in the ring and off the movie sets! its bad enough they are gonna remake true lies.. but if this D-Bag is gonna be the lead in it, then they may as well chalk this one up as another flop. this guy can NOT.. and i mean CAN NOT carry a big budget film... bad idea all across the board.
this is just bull shit! john cena cant act to save his life! his straight to dvd movies are pure shit! this guy needs to stay in the ring and off the movie sets! its bad enough they are gonna remake true lies.. but if this D-Bag is gonna be the lead in it, then they may as well chalk this one up as another flop. this guy can NOT.. and i mean CAN NOT carry a big budget film... bad idea all across the board.
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1:21PM on 12/21/2010

"They have a hostage...

It's my wife."- The Marine

I don't watch wrestling and have only seen The Marine and that Psych episode you referred to. While The Marine sucked he himself wasn't terrible in either. Aside from this being yet another pointless remake, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
It's my wife."- The Marine

I don't watch wrestling and have only seen The Marine and that Psych episode you referred to. While The Marine sucked he himself wasn't terrible in either. Aside from this being yet another pointless remake, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
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1:19PM on 12/21/2010
This was MADE for Bam Bam Bigelow. I don't know if Cena has the chops.
This was MADE for Bam Bam Bigelow. I don't know if Cena has the chops.
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