John Cena for role in The Nest

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 July 2014
John Cena

John Cena

John Cena has accepted a role in upcoming comedy 'The Nest' starring 'Saturday Night Live' stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

John Cena has joined the cast of 'The Nest'.

The WWE wrestling superstar has signed on to appear in the Universal comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, under the direction of 'Pitch Perfect' helmer Jason Moore, according to Deadline.

Although details of his character are being kept under wraps, it's been reported that the film could mark his first villain role after spending years as the all-American hero of the wrestling world.

'The Nest' tells the story of two sisters - played by Fey and Poehler - who, when they find out their parents are planning to sell their childhood home, return to throw one last wild party to mark their final weekend together in the house.

Moore is directing from a screenplay by 'Saturday Night Live' writer Paula Pell, with Fey producing for her Little Stranger banner alongside Jay Roach for Everyman Pictures and John Lyons.

Fey's 'Baby Mama' co-star Poehler will also be executive producing with Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell, while James Brolin, Ike Barinholtz, Maya Rudolph and John Leguizamo complete the cast.

Cena's previous acting roles include 'The Marine', '12 Rounds' and 'Legendary' and he is currently filming for Judd Apatow's upcoming comedy 'Trainwreck' starring Daniel Radcliffe and Tilda Swinton.

'The Nest' is slated for release on December 18 2015.


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jason Moore
  • Written by: Paula Pell
  • Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, John Leguizamo
  • UK release: 18 December 2015

Kate (Fey) and Maura (Poehler) are close but contrasting siblings who return to the family home to sort out their childhood knick-knacks. Shamelessly silly and simplistic, it's packed with gags; if at times things feel a little desperate, there are some genuinely hilarious set-pieces and Poehler in particular elevates it…

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