Date: 16th October 2003

John Travolta back for Get Shorty 2


John Travolta is set to reprise his role as Chili Palmer in the sequel to Get Shorty.

It is thought that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is also in talks to play a bodyguard-singer who develops an uneasy alliance with Palmer.

Be Cool sees the loan shark-turned film producer move away from the feature film business and into the music industry.

After witnessing the murder of his music industry friend by the mob, he agrees to manage an up-and-coming singer, but is threatened by her mob-connected manager.

The Rock would play the manager's bodyguard, who wants to be a singer and who happens to be gay. After beating him up in their first encounter, Palmer tries to help the tough guy become a film star.

The MGM movie will begin shooting in January for a late 2004 release, according to Variety.com.

Source: Press Release