John Travolta will star as a dirt late model driver; The film has a new release date and a new video trailer
Travolta and Shania Twain are set to bring dirt track racing to the big screen
John Travolta has starred in 46 motion pictures. Together, they have grossed $2,404,381,964 at the box office alone. For an average of $52,269,173.
This racing movie was filmed on the grounds of the Talladega Superspeedway. But, it wasn’t filmed on the NASCAR track like the ‘Talladega Nights’ blockbuster. Instead, it was filmed at the tiny dirt track across the street.
A big Hollywood movie about dirt track racing with A-list movie stars side-by-side with other characters named ‘Redneck’ hasn’t been done. Thus, Trading Paint has grabbed the attention of hardcore grassroots racing fans all over America.
This next film by Travolota isn’t intended to break box records. Since 2013, Travolta has done three movies with a combined gross of 4.5 million. He’s elected to choose films that he enjoys. Thus, we are soon to be gifted with a movie about dirt track racing.
This was Travolta’s first time behind the wheel of a dirt race car. And yes, he did the driving himself. It started in the parking lot of the Talladega Short Track as Travolta got used to the feeling of the dirt late model.
Watch the Trading Paint trailer below.
Trading Paint: Plot
Travolta will star as Sam Munroe. His character is a ‘washed up’ race car driver who’s turned car owner. He fields a dirt late model with his son Cam Munroe behind the wheel. Cam is played by Toby Sebastian.
Cam elects to break away from his father’s race team. That puts Sam back behind the wheel. It’s a father son battle on the local dirt track for the championship.
The two must overcome family and professional conflicts as they battle against each other for race wins and a season championship.
Official plot: A veteran race car driver and his son, a fellow driver from a small town overcome family and professional conflicts, balancing competition, ego, resentment and a racing nemesis to come out stronger on the other side.
Trading Paint Movie: Info
It was filmed in Hueytown, Alabama and Bessemer, Alabama. Hueytown is the home of NASCAR’s Alabama Gang.
Information about the film stems back to 2017 when the Talladega Short Track began posting images of the shooting in progress. As of now, the Talladega Short Track is the only known track used in the film. There could easily be more but those haven’t been released or discussed by the cast as of yet.
Country music star, Shania Twain will also have a role within the film. She’ll play as a love interest for Travolta’s character.
Cast (top billing): John Travolta, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Michael Madsen, Barry Corbin, Kevin Dunn, Buck Taylor, Toby Sebastian, Shania Twain, Luis Da Silva Jr and Margaret Bowman.
Creators: The dirt racing movie is directed by Karzan Kader. it was written by Gary Gerani and Craig R. Welch.
Initially, the project was scheduled for a June 1st, 2018 release. However, that was pushed back.
Trading Paint – Release Date: A new release date has been set for February, 22, 2019. It will debut in select theaters across the United States and Spain.
Watch the new Trading Paint movie trailer below.