John Travolta will star as speedboat racing champion Don Aronow in the John Luessenhop-directed “Speed Kills” for Hannibal Classics and Pimienta Film Company.
Aronow was a womanizing multimillionaire who created speedboats and sold them to presidents, pop stars and other notable figures – doing business with the U.S. government and drug cartels at the same time. He was murdered in 1987 while he sat in his car in Miami
Travolta, coming off an Emmy nominated turn in “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” will also executive produce. Luessenhop (“Takers,” “Texas Chainsaw 3D”) and David Aaron Cohen (“Friday Night Lights”) wrote the script, while scribe Paul Castro consulted.