Bruce Willis, John Travolta Reteam For ‘Paradise City’, First Since ‘Pulp Fiction’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: We now have realized that Bruce Willis and John Travolta are starring collectively once more for the primary time in 27 years within the Chuck Russell-directed motion pic Paradise City. Manufacturing begins this Monday in Maui, Hawaii.

Willis performs renegade bounty hunter, Ryan Swan, who should carve his approach by means of the Hawaiian crime world to wreak vengeance on the kingpin, performed by Travolta, who murdered his father. I’m advised the undertaking is billed as being just like Miami Vice however with bounty hunters as a substitute of cops. Thai actress and mannequin Praya Lundberg has landed the lead feminine position.

Although Paradise Metropolis  technically reps the fourth time that Willis and Travolta are billed on a film collectively, they solely labored onscreen within the 1994 Oscar-winning $214M-grossing Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction respectively as boxer Butch Coolidge and mob man Vincent Vega. Try their scene under from that pic.  Previous to that Willis voiced child Mikey to Travolta’s Daddy James in TriStar’s Look Who’s Speaking and Look Who’s Speaking Too which mixed grossed over $345M in 1989 and 1990.

Corey Large, who has produced and govt produced a number of Willis options together with Cosmic Sin, Breach, Apex, Marauders, Acts of Violence, First Kill, Fireplace With Fireplace, Extraction, Vice, The Prince and Valuable Cargo, is co-writing Paradise Metropolis together with his writing accomplice Ed John Drake. Giant has been trying to make this Willis and Travolta reteam since 2006. Giant will even star as a part of Willis’ bounty looking posse within the movie. Hawaii performs a giant character within the script and it was vital for the manufacturing to shoot there, I’m advised.

BondIt Media Capital is financing with Giant’s 308 Enterprises producing. Saban is dealing with home distribution with The Alternate overseeing international gross sales. EPs are Stephen Eads , Johnny Messner, Matthew Helderman, and Luke Taylor.

Brian O’Shea and Nat McCormick of The Alternate, Ruben Islas and Stanley Preschutti of Grandave Capital are govt producers on this undertaking.

Russell is the director of such hits as The Masks, Eraser, and The Scorpion King. He’s repped by Pacific Artists Administration and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman & Clark.

Willis has racked up over $9.4 billion worldwide in his characteristic appearing credit. He just lately starred within the Edward Drake directed films Cosmic Sin with Frank Grillo, Apex, and Gasoline Alley with Luke Wilson. Willis additionally starred within the Randall Emmett directed thriller Midnight within the Switchgrass. The Die Onerous franchise actor’s different latest characteristic credit embrace Motherless Brooklyn and MGM’s reboot of Dying Want. The 2x Primetime Emmy winner and Golden Globe winner of Moonlighting is repped by CAA, Lavely & Singer and Ziffren Brittenham.

Travolta was nominated for Finest Actor twice on the Oscars for Saturday Night time Reside and Pulp Fiction. His characteristic credit, which have accrued over $3.8 billion worldwide, embrace The Fanatic, Hairspray, Face Off, The Skinny Pink Line, Michael, Phenomenon, City Cowboy, Blow Out, Carrie and Grease. He gained a Golden Globe for Finest Actor in a Comedy Movie for Get Shorty, and a Primetime Emmy in an Excellent Restricted Sequence for Ryan Murphy and FX’s America Crime Story: The Individuals v. O.J. Simpson wherein he performed the NFL star’s lawyer Robert Shapiro. Travolta is repped by ICM, Artists First, Randi Michel, and Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp.

A local of Bangkok, Thailand, Lundberg was named Southeast Asia’s first UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in 2017. Her characteristic covers embrace Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel and Grazia. She additionally led campaigns for Lux and Mistine Cosmetics and she or he is a model ambassador for Underneath Armour and Swarovski. Her credit embrace the TV sequence Unusual Lady in a Unusual Land, on which she additionally produced; and the options Realms, Bangkok Adrenaline, and Maa kap Phra. She is repped by Cavalry Media.

 

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