While, according to Linda McMahon, the project may never happen, there’s certainly a lot of interest in the Vince McMahon biographical movie being worked on in Hollywood.
It’s not just fan chatter, either. The talk has reached none other than the Face That Runs The Place, John Cena. While promoting his new film, The Wall, Cena’s spoken to a couple different outlets about the Vince biopic.
He thinks it’s a great project, and if the circumstances were different, there’s one role he’d love to sink his teeth into. Here’s what he told The Hollywood Reporter:
There is a story out there about the life and times of Vince McMahon. Man, I think it is a wonderful script from word one. But unfortunately, that would be something I'd love to do, but I feel maybe a different actor should do that movie, just because of how powerful the story is, and I would hate for the audience to feel that it is a WWE-produced product. And that's not in a bad way, it's just I want them to feel the emotion that I felt reading the script. I can just tell you that it's out there and that it's awesome and man, if it were all different, I would certainly love to step into Vince's shoes.
If it was a straight-comedy, or a skit on a sketch show, I’d be all for it. If they’re going for a serious telling of Vince’s life, I then to agree with Cena. Seeing his familiar face as VKM would take me out of the story.
Kind of fun to think about, though. Would you watch Cena as Vince, Cagesiders?