World Wrestling Entertainment and Fox Atomic are teaming for the $20 million action vehicle “12 Rounds” which Renny Harlin will direct says Variety.
Daniel Kunka’s script centers on a New Orleans police detective (John Cena) whose girlfriend is kidnapped.
Steve Harris plays an FBI agent, Aidan Gillen is the kidnapper and Brian White plays a cop working with Cena’s character.
Production starts February 25th in New Orleans, the first WWE Film to be shot in States-side. A 2009 release is planned.