Harlin & Cena Team For Rounds

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.