The first trailer for Playing with Fire has arrived and it is full of firefighting babysitting action. John Cena leads the cast through some hijinks and it looks like the family comedy could be a hit at the box office when it hits theaters. Cena seems to be following a similar career trajectory as fellow former pro wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson by doing big action movies and then slowing down for some family comedy to show the softer side of things.
Nothing can prepare these elite firefighters for their most challenging job yet: babysitting. Check out the new trailer for Playing With Fire, starring John Cena, and don’t miss it in theaters this November.
When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet – babysitters. Unable to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids – much like fires -are wild and unpredictable.
Playing With Fire should show off yet another side of Cena’s acting. Keegan-Michael Key seems to be everywhere lately. He can currently be heard in the massively successful Toy Story 4 alongside his former TV series co-star Jordan Peele. Before that, he was in The Predator, which was a less than stellar showing for the franchise. Not even Michael Key could save some of the more cringe-worthy moments. And now, he’s starring alongside John Cena as a firefighting babysitter in Playing With Fire with John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane.
John Cena recently joined the cast of Fast and Furious 9, which is currently in production. Cena was spotted on set in a few videos and images from co-star Michelle Rodriguez’s birthday. As far as a career choice, jumping on to the Fast franchise was probably a no-brainer for the actor, who may have been some added muscle after it was revealed Dwayne Johnson would not be returning for the ninth installment. Instead, he’s working on the spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, which hits theaters early next month. Hopefully we’ll get to see Cena in some action in the near future as more set images and videos make their way online.
Playing With Fire isn’t the only family-friendly role John Cena has tackled over the past few years. He also hosted a remake of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and hosted Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards. He’ll also have a role as Yoshi the polar bear in The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle. For now, Cena is hard at work on Fast and Furious 9 and then he will go to work on James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad, where he is playing a mystery character. While we wait for more news on that project, you can check out Cena as a firefighting babysitter in the Playing With Fire trailer below, thanks to the Paramount Pictures YouTube channel.