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John Cena cast in HBO spoof documentary on doping

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WWE Superstar John Cena will look to make his latest appearance behind the camera, this time cast for a role in an HBO spoof documentary on doping scandals in the world of professional cycling. The news was first reported by Entertainment Weekly.

Titled “Tour de Pharmacy,” the satirical film will be written by Murray Miller. It stars Andy Samberg, who has previously used his talents to poke fun at professional sports in another fictional documentary-style film “7 Days in Hell.”

It is unclear what role Cena will play in the film, but it will also feature Daveed Diggs, Julia Ormond, Phylicia Rashad, Will Forte, Dolph Lundgren, Mike Tyson and Nathan Fielder.

There is no indication on when the movie will begin filming, nor when it is set to be released.

Cena has previously starred in WWE Studios films like “The Marine,” making nearly $50 million after its first 12 weeks, and “12 Rounds.”

While he hasn’t starred in any solo films outside the WWE’s bounds, Cena has taken numerous roles in Hollywood films like “Trainwreck” and “Sisters,” as well as a cameo in “Daddy’s Home.”

The longtime face of the WWE hosted the 2016 ESPY awards earlier this month, bringing in the second highest ESPY viewership in the award show’s history at 5.6 million viewers at its peak.

At 39 years old, Cena’s time inside the WWE’s squared circle likely won’t last much longer. While he may not be destined for a full-time career in Hollywood, successful appearances at the ESPYs and several other films could help is stock when his pro wrestling career comes to an end.

John Cena cast in HBO spoof documentary on doping

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