Two of the most common faces and veterans of cinema for decades, come together again in an adventure that these days recording has started. This is John Travolta y Bruce Willis, that will be part of the cast of a new title: Paradise City. A film that represents the joint return of a couple that already delighted viewers when 27 years ago they shot one of the jewels of cinema: Pulp Fiction from Quentin Tarantino.
In this case, this new work, the work of director Chuck Russell, does not escape much from the theme of the plot of that mythical film. Paradise City is a story based on a action thriller and where these two actors will have leading roles.
A lo ‘Miami Vice’
Those who have exceeded 40 years will surely sound the parallels with the mythical series starring detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs – roles played by Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas. Something like this will be the story of Paradise City in which Willis will give life to a bounty hunter named Ryan Swan and who does not have a very good character. His task is to enter the Hawaiian criminal world at the same time that he wants to take revenge for the murder of his father and the man who did it.
And, how could it be otherwise, the person who ended the life of his father is the other protagonist of the film, John Travolta. Both are the ones who head a cast of which little else is known apart from the participation of the Thai actress and model Praya Lundberg of whom no information has yet been given about the role she will play in this film that has yet to be released. It does not have a release date On cinemas.
Your last time together
A lot has passed, almost three decades, when one of the best films of all time was shot, not just by its acclaimed director. On Pulp Fiction you could see the hired thug, the genuine Vincent Vega -interpreted by Travolta-, and the boxer Butch Colidge -his partner Bruce Willis- with parallel stories that were intermingled in this film.
This was their last time they shared scenes in front of the camera before this new production, but long ago – even before the Tarantino plot was filmed – as they were part of other titles. In this case the content was much friendlier and it was about two comedies: Look who’s talking (1989) and Look who’s talking too (1990). The funny thing about this meeting is that Bruce Willis did not play any role, his work in this case was put the voice the baby protagonist.
Since 2019, nothing has been known about this rude actor who captivated viewers – especially the female part – thanks to that half smile and that characteristic voice that they always used for their dubbing. Paradise City is his new film but almost two years ago he participated in as many productions as Glass –from the director M. Night Shyamalan–, Brooklyn orphans, 10 minutes less Y Protected witness. Also, he made a small cameo playing himself in The LEGO Movie 2, but in the original version.
Bruce Willis, who will work on ‘Paradise City’, in ‘Die Hard’ / 20th CENTURY FOX
Perhaps only his most loyal followers will know that this actor is not American but was born in Germany on a military base since his father was of German origin. At the age of three, the family left Europe and settled in the United States permanently. Already in his adolescence he had to beat a severe stuttering that, however, did not prevent him from dedicating himself to the world of interpretation where he has had roles as relevant as those of titles of Moonlight, the saga of Die Hard, Armageddon, The Sixth Sense O The protégé among others.
In the case of the protagonist of Grease, his last years have been more dedicated to family and personal terrain because of his wife’s illness. The also actress Kelly Preston He died almost a year ago from cancer. It was not the first blow to the family. The eldest of the marriage’s children, who met in the cast of the film The experts, Jett passed away in 2009 at the age of 16. He suffered from Kawasaki disease.
On a professional level, John Travolta’s career has been marked by unforgettable characters of films like the one already mentioned, in addition Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction, Face/Off O Swordfish among many.