John Travolta Hops Aboard The Taking of Pelham 123

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Denzel Washington is currently starring alongside Russell Crowe in American Gangster.

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.

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The Taking of Pelham 123 Quotes

Life is simple now. They just have to do what I say.


Now someone else has to die!