So John Travolta has his work cut out for him.
Nevertheless, the actor has joined The Taking of Pelham 123, negotiating to join Washington in the Tony Scott-directed remake.
Travolta will play the leader of a quartet that hijacks a Gotham subway train and threatens to kill the passengers unless a ransom is paid. The role was originated in the 1974 film by Robert Shaw. Washington portrays the chief detective of security for the subway, a role originated by Walter Matthau in the original film.
Reportedly, Scott heavily courted Travolta to make Pelham his first action role in years. Travolta is coming off a drag turn as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray and is currently re-teaming with Wild Hogs helmer Walt Becker in Old Dogs.
We have no idea why.