Playing with Fire is an upcoming 2019 American comedy film directed by Andy Fickman from a screenplay by Dan Ewen and Matt Lieberman. The film stars John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Brianna Hildebrand, Dennis Haysbert, and Judy Greer.

Playing with Fire
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Directed byAndy Fickman
Produced byTodd Garner
Sean Robins
Screenplay byDan Ewen
Matt Lieberman[1]
Story byDan Ewen
StarringJohn Cena
Keegan-Michael Key
John Leguizamo
Brianna Hildebrand
Dennis Haysbert
Judy Greer
Music byNathan Wang
CinematographyDean Semler
Edited byElísabet Ronaldsdóttir[2]
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 8, 2019 (2019-11-08) (United States)
CountryUnited States

Playing with Fire is scheduled to be released on November 8, 2019, by Paramount Pictures.



The film was announced in October 2018 when John Cena was cast to star in the film.[3] Andy Fickman was hired to direct the next month.[4]

By January 2019, Brianna Hildebrand, Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key, and John Leguizamo joined the cast.[5][6][7]

Filming began on February 4, 2019, in Burnaby, British Columbia, and concluded on March 29.[8]


The film was originally set to be released on March 20, 2020, but it was later moved up to November 8, 2019, taking over Sonic the Hedgehog's original release date.[9][10]


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