Two-time Academy Award Nominee John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction) is set to star in BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning director Philip Martin's The Forger, produced and co-financed by Code Entertainment alongside The Solution Entertainment Group, it was announced by Code's Al Corley and Bart Rosenblatt and Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, co-founders and partners of The Solution.
Written by Richard D'Ovidio (The Call), The Forger tells the story of a former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief, Ray Cutter (Travolta) who arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, only to be forced to change his plans and commit one last big job for the syndicate who financed his early release.
Producer Al Corley released the following statement.
"It's most inspiring for us as a creative and financial entity to match such a gifted director like Philip Martin with the enormous talents of John Travolta."
Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel released their own joint statement.
"John Travolta is one of the great actors of our times with exceptional appeal worldwide. We are overjoyed to bring The Forger to life with such a dynamic lead in this classic heist movie."
Plans are being made to shoot later this year, in between festival honors for his work in his upcoming release Killing Season. Code's Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt, and Eugene Musso will produce The Forger, along with Prospect Park's Rob Carliner. Jonathan Dana and Randi Michel are executive producers with The Solution's Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson who will handle all international rights to the film and introduce it to buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market. Anson Downes and Linda Favila will serve as Co-Executive Producers. Siren Studio's Craig Chapman, Kyle Jackson and Brendan Nutt are also executive producing the film.