Following the massive success of its recent Peacemaker series that included a season 2 renewal, Warner Bros. and John Cena are staying in business with each other as Cena is set to star in the WB’s Looney Tunes animated hybrid pic Coyote vs. Acme. Dave Green will direct with a screenplay from written by Samy Burch, based on the Looney Tunes characters & The New Yorker humor article “Coyote v. Acme” by Ian Frazier.
The film follows Wile E. Coyote, who after ACME products fail him one too many times in his dogged pursuit of the Roadrunner, decides to hires a billboard lawyer to sue the ACME Corporation. The case pits Wile E. and his lawyer against the latter’s intimidating former boss (Cena), but a growing friendship between man and cartoon stokes their determination to win.
Chris DeFaria and James Gunn are producing, the latter under his Two Monkeys, A Goat and Another, Dead, Monkey production banner. The film is set to bow in theaters on July 21, 2023.
Cena has been on quite the tear as of late which includes his hit HBO Max series, Peacemaker, where he reprises the character he made famous in last years The Suicide Squad. The series was just given a season two renewal following the success of the first season which wraps up season one tonight.
Also on the film side, Cena appeared opposite Vin Diesel in the most recent installment in The Fast and the Furious series F9. He is repped by ICM Partners.
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