Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) is joining John Cena, Alison Brie and Juan Pablo Raba in director Pierre Morel’s (Taken) action-comedy Freelance, which is filming in Colombia.
Freelance: follows a special forces operator (Cena) who decides to retire from the Army and start a family back in the states. After several years of mortgage payments, school drop offs, backyard barbecues and trying to conform to life in suburbia, he decides to come out of retirement to take a gig providing security for a female journalist (Brie) as she interviews a cruel dictator who may or may not have ordered the attack on him and his men. When a military coup breaks out in the middle of the interview, the three are forced to escape into the jungle where they must survive the elements, the military and one another.
Slater appeared in the Peacock limited series Dr. Death alongside Joshua Jackson and Alec Baldwin, for which he has also been nominated for a Critics Choice Award, and lent his voice to Netflix’s animated series Inside Job, opposite Lizzy Caplan and Clark Duke. On the film side, the True Romance and Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves star recently starred alongside Glenn Close in Bjorn Runge’s well-received drama The Wife.