Los Angeles: Hollywood star John Travolta is set to star in `The Forger`, a crime thriller directed by Philip Martin.
The 59-year-old `Savages` actor will take on the lead role in the film, reported Radar online.
`The Forger`, which has a script penned by `The Call` writer Richard D`Ovidio, follows Ray Cutler (Travolta), a former child prodigy in art whose talent wasn`t enough to stop him falling into a life of petty theft.
After being caught and jailed, he vows to go straight for the sake of his sick son - but when a crime syndicate arranges for his early release, he is pressured into carrying out one last job.
Travolta has most recently worked with Robert De Niro and Milo Ventimiglia on `Killing Season`, but the film is still awaiting a release date.
Production on `The Forgers` is scheduled to begin later this year.