It seems that following the endless claims in the last few months that John Travolta likes male masseurs a little too much, he’s thinking about reaffirming his man’s man status by starring in a remake of the classic John Woo movie, The Killer, as well taking the lead in a biopic of American football coach Vince Lombardi.
Travolta mentioned both films while chatting at the Zurich Film Festival, suggesting he may reteam with Woo (having previously worked together on Face/Off and Broken Arrow) for The Killer, which the director has been trying to get off the ground for quite a while now. Travolta would presumably take on the Chow Yun Fat role as an assassin taking on one last job in the hope of earning enough cash to restore the site of someone he accidentally blinded. John H Lee is attached to direct the 3D remake from a script by Josh Campbell.
Travolta also noted, “I’m also considering doing a US film about the football coach Vince Lombardi, who coached my dad [Salvatore Travolta] before he went professional. I would play Vince Lombardi.”
Lombardi is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s when he led them to three straight league championships and the first two Super Bowls. The Super Bowl trophy is named in his honour. (Source: Screen Daily)