John Travolta To Visit Pelham

John Travolta is negotiating to join the cast of the Tony Scott-directed remake of “The Taking of Pelham 123” at Sony Pictures reports Variety.

Travolta will play the leader of a quartet that hijacks a Gotham subway train and threatens to kill the passengers unless a ransom is paid, a role originated in the 1974 film by Robert Shaw.

Denzel Washington plays the chief detective of security for the subway, a role originated by Walter Matthau. David Koepp wrote the script and production is set to begin early next year.