John Cena Executive Produces And Stars In New Amazon Comedy ‘Grand Death Lotto’

Hot off starring in the DCU spin-off ‘Peacemaker,’ John Cena (Fast X) joins Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) and Simu Liu (Shang-Chi: and the Legend of the Ten Rings) in the cast of the new Amazon Studios action-comedy ‘Grand Death Lotto.’ He is also working on the project as the executive producer of the film, directed by Paul Feig.

Amazon describes the synopsis as follows,

“In the very near future, the Grand Lottery has been established in economically challenged California. The only catch? Kill the winner before sundown and you can legally claim their prize. New LA transplant Katie (Awkwafina) accidentally finds herself with the winning ticket and must join forces with amateur jackpot protector Noel (John Cena) to make it to sundown in order to claim her multi-billion dollar prize, all while dealing with Noel’s protection rival Louis Lewis (Simu Liu), who also wants to get her to sundown in order to claim his rich protection commission.”

The movie will be produced by Feig, Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Laura Fischer. Roth/Kirschenbaum Films is handling the production with Amazon Studios.

“I love action comedy and extreme physical comedy and this movie has both in abundance, as well as a boatload of heart and hilarity,” director Paul Feig said in a statement. “This lotto will make winners of us all.”

Amazon noted that production will begin in March 2023.

Head of Amazon and MGM Studios Jennifer Salke added, “Grand Death Lotto is the kind of original idea audiences have been craving, and there’s no one better than the endlessly talented Paul Feig to steer the ship.”

“We can’t wait to watch John Cena, Awkwafina, and Simu Liu bring this fun, action-packed script to life for our Prime Video customers around the world,” she added.

While no release date has been set, Amazon said they plan on streaming the movie on their Prime Video streaming service. strives to be an apolitical, balanced and based pop culture news outlet. However, our contributors are entitled to their individual opinions. Author opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of our video hosts, other site contributors, site editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. This website contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. We disclaim products or services we have received for review purposes, as well as sponsored posts.

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Jacob Airey is an author, nerd, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started this website in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, and faith. He also hosts the YouTube vidcast StudioJake.

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