Ever since he stole the spotlight during his time on-screen with Amy Schumer in Trainwreck, John Cena has found himself with an increasingly busy workload in Hollywood. Cena’s IMDb page has filled up with a combination of comedy and action films since that 2015 breakout performance showed his range beyond “movies about the troops.”
While Cena’s comedic chops have opened up a number of doors to him, including a starring role in Blockers earlier this year, Cena mostly appears in action movies. Cena’s massive, muscular build lends itself to being on that of an action hero, but for his upcoming movie, Project X, he’s taking a new approach and trimming down significantly.
Cena will star in the film alongside Jackie Chan, and in preparation for filming (which, according to IMDb has just begun), Cena has dropped 18 pounds (from 254 pounds to 236). He showed off his slimmer physique in a photo on Twitter.
Never stay in your “comfort zone” too long. New program thanks to @EyeOfJackieChan team more 🥊 more 🧘♂️ little bit of 🥋and of course🏋️♀️! Down to 236lb from 254 and really weirding out the poor SOB on the treadmill behind me! #NeverGiveUp pic.twitter.com/CwkCBn4h9D
— John Cena (@JohnCena) August 7, 2018
Cena’s working on a combination of martial arts and yoga, with weight training still involved, but as a much smaller portion of his workout regimen than usual. As for Project X, these are about all the details we have right now.
“Two ex-special forces soldiers must escort a group of civilians along Baghdad’s “Highway of Death” to the safety of the Green Zone.”