New tricks for a couple of 'Wild Hogs'


The "Wild Hogs" duo of John Travolta and director Walt Becker are in the process of reteaming for another Disney comedy, this one titled "Old Dogs."

Becker has signed on to helm the movie, while Travolta is in talks to star. Travolta is also hoping to have his wife, Kelly Preston, and daughter, Ella Blue, cast alongside him.

David Diamond and David Weissman wrote the screenplay, which was originally titled "Old Dads." Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it is understood to be a buddy comedy revolving around two guys who become middle-aged dads. Disney bought the project as a pitch in a seven-figure deal last summer.

A search is under way for a second male star to pair with Travolta.

Tapestry's Andrew Panay, Peter Abrams and Robert L. Levy are producing. The trio also produced Becker's directorial debut, 2002's "Van Wilder."

Becker is attached to direct "Schooled," which is set up at Disney. He is repped by ICM, Nine Yards and Sloan, Offer, Weber and Dern.

Travolta is repped by WMA.

Kristin Burr is overseeing for the studio.
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