John Travolta is in talks to star in the action-thriller I Am Wrath for Patriot Pictures and director Chuck Russell (Eraser). While no deal has been finalized yet, the producers are already seeking supporting actors to join John Travolta. Back in September 2012, Nicolas Cage and director William Friedkin were attached to the project, although it never moved forward.
The story centers on a man (John Travolta) who becomes frustrated with the local police when they fail to find his wife's killer. He uncovers massive corruption within the department, and becomes a vigilante who swears to take down these crooked cops. Paul Sloan wrote the screenplay based on an original story by Yvan Gauthier.
Production is scheduled to begin next month in Columbus, Ohio. John Travolta is also attached to play O.J. Simpson's defense attorney Robert Shapiro in the FX series American Crime Story, but that will shoot after he wraps on I Am Wrath. John Travolta recently starred in Killing Season, and he will next be seen in The Forger, Life on the Line, A Three Dog Life and In a Valley of Violence.
Chuck Russell hasn't directed a feature film since 2002's The Scorpion King, although he is currently attached to direct Arabian Nights starring Liam Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins. His past feature credits include Arnold Schwarzenegger's Eraser, Jim Carrey's The Mask, The Blob and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.