John Cena film to premiere on Peacock

Oct 26, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

A new movie featuring veteran WWE Superstar John Cena is set to premiere on Peacock next month.

Peacock has announced that political thriller “The Independent” will premiere exclusively on the streaming platform on Wednesday, November 2.

The movie comes from Emmy-nominated director Amy Rice, and stars Cena, Ann Dowd, Jodie Turner-Smith and Brian Cox. Relativity Media and Park Pictures are releasing the film, along with Anonymous Content and NEXT Productions, in association with Orogen Entertainment and The Exchange. Evan Parter wrote the script.

“The Independent” follows a young journalist who discovers a conspiracy involving a United States Presidential candidate, which could change the election and the fate of the country. Cena stars as Nate Sterling, America’s first viable independent candidate. The official synopsis reads like this:

“It’s the final weeks of the most consequential presidential election in history. America is poised to elect either its first female president (Ann Dowd) or its first viable independent candidate (John Cena). Reporting history as it’s made, an idealistic young journalist (Jodie Turner-Smith) teams up with her idol, legendary journalist Nick Booker (Brian Cox), to uncover a conspiracy that places the fate of the election, and the country, in their hands.”

“The Independent” is produced by Sam Bisbee, Theodora Dunlap, Caddy Vanasirikul, Ryan Cunningham, and Evan Parter. Executive Producers include Laura Grange, Julia Stuart, Brian Cox, Jodie Turner-Smith, John Cena, Blair Ward, Anders Erdén, Eric Harbert, Bill Kiely, Whitney Moehle, Michael Arrieta, Marc Danon, David Robbins, Lex Miron, Amy Jarvela, Charles Stiefel, Brian O’Shea, Giovanna Trischitta, Nat McCormick, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, and Cody Ryder.

Below is a new first look clip for the movie with Cox and Turner-Smith:






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