The upcoming Duke Nukem movie may have found its leading man in John Cena.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the WWE superstar is in talks to star in Paramount’s adaptation of the iconic video game series. The project does not yet have a director, but the search for a writer will reportedly begin soon.
In addition to his professional wresting career, Cena has appeared in a number of films, including Trainwreck, The Marine, and Daddy’s Home. He’s also set to star in Paramount’s upcoming Bumblebee spinoff movie.
The Duke Nukem movie will be produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller’s company Platinum Dunes.
After a long and troubled development cycle, the latest entry in the video game franchise, Duke Nukem Forever, was released in 2011 and garnered a mediocre reception from critics.
Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @alexcosborn.