John Cena joins Bum­blebee

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

John Cena has joined the cast of 'Bum­blebee'. The pro­fes­sional wrestler has landed a lead role in the 'Trans­form­ers' spin-off movie, which will fo­cus on the yel­low and black bot of the same name, and he will star along­side Hailee Ste­in­feld. Ac­cord­ing to The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter, the forth­com­ing film has a new re­lease date of December 21, 2018, which will see it go up against Warner Bros.' 'Aqua­man'. Ja­son Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Jorge Len­de­borg, Ri­cardo Hoyos and Gra­cie Dzi­enny are also set to star in the mo­tion pic­ture, which kicked off pro­duc­tion on Mon­day. Lorenzo di Bon­aven­tura and Michael Bay - who di­rected the last five 'Trans­form­ers' films - will pro­duce the movie, along with ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers Steven Spiel­berg, Brian Gold­ner Mark Vahra­dian and Chris Brigham. The mo­tion pic­ture will be writ­ten by Christina Hod­son and di­rected by 'Kubo and the Two Strings' film­maker Travis Knight, which will be his live-ac­tion de­but. The film will be set in 1987 and sees Ste­in­feld play Char­lie, a young woman pre­par­ing to turn 18 who finds Bum­blebee bat­tered and bro­ken, but she soon dis­cov­ers what it is ca­pa­ble of. Di Bon­aven­tura con­firmed last week that the 20-year-old ac­tress would play a ma­jor role in the mo­tion pic­ture. He said: "We are start­ing to shoot a week from to­day. We had de­cided to do this well be­fore 'The Last Knight' had come out. "Our feel­ing was that we wanted to give the au­di­ence a dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence. Bum­blebee's de­signed to be a more in­ti­mate movie. "What we're try­ing to do is de­liver, a love story may be too strong of a term, but it is a com­ing of age for Bum­blebee and our lead char­ac­ter, Hailee Ste­in­feld."

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