Hollywood actors John Travolta and Stephen Dorff will star in an action thriller titled American Metal. The film was picked up by Saban Films on the Cannes market. Written and directed by rookie filmmaker Nicholas Maggio, the film tells the story of a desperate and struggling family man who steals a pill mill. However, when the robbery turns violent, he finds himself hunted down by both the police and the Dixieland Mafia.
The film’s cast also includes Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Benson and Kevin Dillon. Filming just wrapped in Georgia. American Metal is produced by Corey Large and Bernie Gewissler of 308 Entertainment in association with Bondit Media Capital. The film is targeting a 2023 release.
Travolta, best known for his feature films such as Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction and Get Shorty, recently earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Best Actor for the comedy Die Hart starring Kevin Hart.
The actor has previously teamed up with Saban Films on I Am Wrath, Speed Kills and the upcoming Paradise City starring Dorff and Bruce Willis. Dorff recently starred in Old Henry alongside Tim Blake Nelson and in Embattled. He is best known for his roles in Backbeat, Somewhere, Blade and Cecil B. Demented.