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John Travolta and Katherine Heigl
John Travolta is back to musicals with That's Amore!.
Travolta, who had an iconic turn as Danny Zuko in Grease and an adorable one in Hairspray!, teams up with Katherine Heigl for the upcoming film.
Oscar-winning writer and director Nick Vallelonga told Variety, "John and Katherine are fantastic together, and during rehearsals they had so much chemistry. We're not breaking into big production numbers, but I wanted to try something a little different. We've recorded about seven songs so far with a full orchestra, and he's just a magical person. One of the numbers is a real throw back to Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, and we've got the whole cast singing 'That's Amore' at one point, and I think people are going to absolutely love it."
Here's everything to know about John Travolta's musical That's Amore!.
What is That's Amore! about?
According to Vallelonga, That's Amore! is a romantic comedy musical.
Travolta plays Nick Venere, a lifelong bachelor who thinks his last chance at finding love is probably long behind him. He eventually meets Heigl's character, Patty Amore, who harbors a secret from her past, an overprotective dad and a whole lot of anxiety, which she thinks precludes her from being able to ever find love.
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Who is in the That's Amore! cast?
John Travolta as Nick Venere
Travolta stars as Nick Venere, a bachelor who thinks the best days of his life—and his prospects of love—have already passed him by.
"I'm constantly writing and developing scripts, and I’ve always had Travolta in mind for the role," Vallelonga said. "I got to work with John on a George Gallo film [The Poison Rose] and I was his stand-in for a week on Staying Alive, so I've always been a big fan of his work. He just makes you happy when you see him on screen, and I've always dreamed of making this movie with him. After the success of Green Book, I got the script to him."
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Katherine Heigl as Patty Amore
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Other castmembers in yet-to-be-revealed roles include:
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Drea De Matteo
Voice and character actor D.B. Sweeney will appear in That's Amore!. You may recognize his vocals from OWN—he was handpicked by Oprah Winfrey to voice her network!
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The legendary William Fichtner has a role in the movie musical That's Amore!. He's been in dozens of projects, most famously Crash, The Dark Knight, Prison Break, Armageddon, The Perfect Storm and Invasion.
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What is the That's Amore! release date?
No release date has been set just yet for That's Amore!.
Is there a That's Amore! trailer?
No trailer has yet been released for That's Amore!, but as for what to expect, Vallelonga says the movie is pretty much a guaranteed good time.
"During rough times, folks need to laugh, and they need to get out and enjoy themselves. And that's what this movie is all about," he said. "It's an old-fashioned, old-school film for all audiences, ages 8 to 80. It's a little risky to do a musical, but we've got Travolta, so I'm not too worried."