The Exchange announced that John Cena and Kathy Bates have been added to the cast of “The Independent,” a political thriller feature starring Brian Cox and Jodie Turner-Smith.
“The Independent” is set in the final weeks of the most polarizing presidential election in history. The film follows a young journalist (Turner-Smith), who partners with her idol (Cox) to take on a conspiracy that places the fate of the election, and the country, in their hands. Bates will play the first female presidential candidate, while Cena will play the independent presidential candidate.
“We’re incredibly excited to partner with Kathy Bates and John Cena on ‘The Independent,’” said Brian O’Shea of The Exchange. “Kathy’s exceptional acting skills, paired with Cena’s global appeal and ability to transform on-screen, makes them incredible additions to this film. We couldn’t be happier that they’ve signed on.