John Travolta Joins 'Ladder 49' Cast

John Travolta is in negotiations to star opposite Joaquin Phoenix in the Walt Disney's Ladder 49 says the Hollywood Reporter.

The movie, written by Lewis Colick, is about a firefighter named Jack (Phoenix) who awaits rescue from a burning building. There, he reflects on his career, wife and family.

Travolta will play Kennedy, Jack's captain who is made fire chief. He sees his firehouse, which includes rookie Jack, as a tight-knit family.

Casey Silver is said to be producing, with Disney executive Brad Epstein overseeing the whole project.

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