Film to feature Travolta and daughter

Disney has signed Robin Williams and Kelly Preston to star alongside John Travolta in buddy comedy “Old Dogs,” directed by Walt Becker.

“Dogs,” set to start lensing in July, will also feature Ella Travolta, daughter of Travolta and Preston. Project’s produced by Andrew Panay, Peter Abrams and Robert Levy, with Garrett Grant exec producing.

Story, penned by David Diamond and David Weisman, centers on best friends and business partners seeing their lives turned upside down when they find themselves in the care of 7-year-old twins.

Project reteams “Wild Hogs” helmer Becker with Travolta. That comedy’s been a surprise hit, with worldwide grosses topping $200 million.

Williams had been first mentioned as a candidate for “Old Dogs” earlier this month (Daily Variety, April 3). Williams’ most recent credits include “RV,” “Happy Feet,” “Man of the Year” and the upcoming “License to Wed.”

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