Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi announced today the principal photography on John Travolta starring vehicle “TRADING PAINT” – a father/son stock car racing film from AMBI Media Group and Paradox Studios.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi will be on set in Alabama on the father/son stock car racing film “Trading Paint,” starring Two-time Oscar® nominee John Travolta, Toby Sebastian (“The Music of Silence,” “Game of Thrones”), Michael Madsen (“Kill Bill,” “Donnie Brasco”), music superstar Shania Twain, and Kevin Dunn (“Warrior,” “Unstoppable”).
Karzan Kader (Director of Tyler Perry and Doug Liman’s upcoming “The Year of the Great Storm”) is directing “Trading Paint.” AMBI and Paradox Studios are fully financing and producing the film. Producers are Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi, Silvio Muraglia and Alexandra Klim.
Written by Craig Welch and Gary Gerani, “Trading Paint” revolves around a down and out dirt track racing legend (Travolta), who is drawn back into the winners circle after his son, an aspiring driver, joins a competitor’s racing team and incites an intense and dangerous competition between father and son.
The film will shoot through mid-September in several locations throughout Alabama.
AMBI Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of AMBI Group, is handling worldwide sales for the film.
Andrea Iervolino said: “It’s well know that dirt track racing is one of the most exciting sports in the world, and it’s also one of the most dangerous. Our story is rooted in that high-speed danger, but also very much character driven, and this is where having someone of John’s caliber and gravitas pays great dividends. Monika and I have been wanting to work with John for a long time and we’re excited that this is the project we finally collaborate on.”
Monika Bacardi added, “This is a gripping story that touches audience nerves while moving at a fast pace. For something that requires this type of range, you better have an actor who can deliver and we have one of the all-time greats in John Travolta, who we are very excited to work with. There is nothing John cannot do and he proves this time and time again with every project he’s involved in. We’re excited to put this film into production.”
Silvio Muraglia said: “What attracted me to ‘Trading Paint’ was the emotional journey of a father and son at the heart of the story. Watching these characters work through their estrangement, rediscover one another, and ultimately come to respect each other —all set against the recklessly ruthless backdrop of Southern dirt track racing— spoke to me and made this project exciting. Working with John Travolta is a dream come true.”