The Independent, starring John Cena, will be released by Peacock on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 12 a.m. ET (tentative time). The film follows a young, feisty journalist as she attempts to uncover a terrible plot involving a presidential contender in the weeks leading up to the election. Jodie Turner-Smith plays the protagonist, with Brian Cox and John Cena providing significant supporting parts. Amy Rice directed it, and Evan Parter wrote it. The Independent is said to be influenced by political series such as House of Cards and The Newsroom.
A first-look trailer from the film, which depicts Turner-character, Smith a journalist, getting into a heated confrontation with Brian Cox’s character, who seems to be her employer and mentor, was published a few days ago. Turner-Smith seems to have stolen papers in order to reveal a conspiracy, but Cox’s character grows enraged and yells at her. Viewers may get a sense of the two key characters’ equation and the major narrative from the first glimpse.
Rotten Tomatoes provides the following overview of the film:
“We are in the last weeks of the most important presidential election in history. America is about to elect its first female president (Ann Dowd) or a credible independent contender (John Cena). An idealistic young journalist (Jodie Turner-Smith) links up with her hero, veteran journalist Nick Booker (Brian Cox), to unearth a plot that puts the destiny of the election, and the nation, in their hands.”
Although the official trailer has yet to be published, the first-look teaser gives audiences a good indication of what the film is about. Fans can look forward to a riveting, journalistic thriller in the vein of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, Steven Spielberg’s The Post, Alan J. Pakula’s legendary 1970s classic All the President’s Men, and Michael Mann’s The Insider.
John Cena plays an independent presidential contender In The Independent.
The Independent stars Jodie Turner-Smith as a journalist who sets out to uncover a sinister plot involving a presidential contender. Turner-Smith looks fantastic in the film’s debut trailer, and audiences should anticipate her to give a stunning performance. Turner-Smith has been featured in a number of films and television programs throughout the years, including Nightflyers, Without Remorse, The Last Ship, and Jett, to mention a few.
Along with Turner-Smith, legendary Scottish actor Brian Cox plays the part of Nick Booker. He portrays Turner-employer, Smith and he looks fantastic in the first trailer. Cox expertly depicts his character’s shock and wrath when he discovers Turner-Smith has stolen the papers in order to reveal a conspiracy. Cox is set to provide another outstanding performance in the film. Cox’s other film credits include Manhunter (1986), Braveheart, Rob Roy, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and many more.
Nate Sterling, played by John Cena, is an independent presidential contender. Ann Dowd, Luke Kirby, Stephen Lang, and Michael Gandolfini round out the supporting cast. On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, you may watch The Independent on Peacock.