It looks likeJohn Travolta is set to star as real life speedboat racing champion Don Aronow in the John Luessenhop-directed Speed Kills. Hannibal Classics and the Pimienta Film Company will produce.
Aronow was a speedboat builder who sold them to presidents, pop stars and other notable figures – doing business with the U.S. government and nefarious criminal figures. He was murdered in 1987 while he sat in his car in Miami.
Travolta will also executive produce the picture. Luessenhop and David Aaron Cohen wrote the script, although their past efforts have hardly been mind blowing.