Thesp will present thriller 'Savages'

MADRID — John Travolta will receive a Donostia Award at the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival, which takes place Sept. 21-29.

The thesp will attend the event to present his latest film, Oliver Stone’s thriller “Savages,” which screens Sept. 23 as part of fest’s Zabaltegi-Pearls section.

In “Savages,” based on Don Winslow’s bestseller, Travolta plays a corrupt DEA agent who assists two South California drug suppliers, producers of some of the best marijuana ever known, waging a seemingly unwinnable war against a Mexican drug cartel.

Other cast members include Benicio del Toro, who will also promote the film in San Sebastian, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir.

“Savages” opens in Spain Sept. 28, distributed by Universal Pictures International. Universal released the film Stateside on July 6 and it has cumed $47.3 million to date.

The fest will also give Donostia Awards to Ewan McGregor and Tommy Lee Jones, and the Special 60th anni Donostia Prize to Oliver Stone.

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