If the recently unveiled biopic on Vince McMahon's life ever sees the light of day, the producers may not have to look far when casting the lead role. Pandemonium's development is still at an extremely early stage, and details are scarce at the moment, but that hasn't stopped John Cena putting himself forward to play Mr. McMahon.
When the Hollywood Reporter asked Cena about his dream acting role in a recent interview, the 16-time world champion had the following to say:-
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.
News of the film's existence first broke in late April, when it was revealed that TriStar Pictures were in negotiations to make Pandemonium. The proposed script was obtained by several members of the wrestling media several days later, revealing a movie every bit as bold, colourful, and outlandish as its subject.
Linda McMahon has since stated that she doubts the project will ever see the light of day, whilst Cena's latest film, The Wall, was released on 12 May. Seeing him playing Vince would be a jarring experience for many WWE fans, but while Cena recognises the issues associated with playing his boss, he'd clearly relish the opportunity.