Friday, 27 January 2017

Leslie Mann and John Cena set for new comedy The Pact

Having paid her dues writing and co-producing the Pitch Perfect movies, Kay Cannon is set to make her directorial debut with a new comedy, The Pact, announced earlier this month. She has already rounded up the first few actors for the movie, with news arriving via Variety that Leslie Mann (This Is 40), John Cena (Trainwreck) and Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad) are all signing up.

The pitch for this one is relatively straightforward – three parents learn that they daughters have sworn a pact to lose their virginities on prom night. Cue typically panicked parents, and the grown-ups racing to try and stop the young women before it is too late.

Variety's story offers no details on who will be playing what in the films, though we can well see Mann and Cena as parents – and who would want to invoke the wrath of someone who looks like him?

Despite the seemingly straightforward concept, this one has been through the writing wringer, with Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies), Brian and Jim Kehoe (Overachievers) and Eben Russell (Last Man Standing) all taking a crack. We figure Cannon will have done a pass of her own.

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