John Cena will receive the â€œCinemaCon Action Star of the Year Award,â€ it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will be held March 27-30, 2017 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Cena will be presented with this special honor at the â€œCinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awardsâ€ ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, March 30, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon.
â€œAlready a global superstar, entertainer and athlete John Cena has put audiences around the globe on notice with his standout performances in films such as the hit comedy â€˜Trainwreckâ€™ and â€˜Sisters,â€™â€ noted Neuhauser.Â â€œWith his undeniable work ethic, genuine and charismatic personality and his already proven ability to entertain, Cenaâ€™s upcoming role in â€˜The Wall,â€™ will solidify his place in Hollywood. We are thrilled to be able to honor him with this yearâ€™s â€˜CinemaCon Action Star of the Year Award.â€™â€
Cena can be seen this spring starring in Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions â€œThe Wall,â€ releasing on May 12, 2017. Cena and Aaron Taylor-Johnson star in this deadly psychological thriller that follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them. Their fight becomes as much a battle of will and wits as it is of lethally accurate marksmanship. â€œThe Wallâ€ is directed by Doug Liman and written by first-time screenwriter Dwain Worrell.
Actor, producer, host, entrepreneur and WWE Superstar John Cena began his career with the WWE becoming not only the face of the brand but a 16-time World Champion. He can previously be seen on the big screen opposite Amy Schumer in the hit comedy â€œTrainwreck,â€ in the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler film â€œSistersâ€ and in a cameo role for the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg comedy â€œDaddyâ€™s Home.â€
In addition to â€œThe Wallâ€ he has signed on to star alongside Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz in â€œThe Pact,â€ which will be release in April 2018. Cena most recently served as host and executive producer of â€œAmerican Grit.â€ Off screen Cena devotes much of his time working on behalf of numerous charitable causes including Make-A-Wish and Susan G. Komen. A longtime supporter of the U.S. military he was recently recognized by the USO Metro as the recipient of their 2016 Legacy of Achievement Award and recently starred in Ad Councilâ€™s Love Has No Labels campaign, â€œWe Are America.â€