Scarlett Johansson’s cool with the inappropriate touching and Idina Menzel hasn’t said much about the face touching (apparently it was pre-planned). Next up for John Travolta’s special touch is a role as an art forger in the crime drama “The Forger.” Co-starring Tye Sheridan (“Mud”) and Christopher Plummer (“Beginners”), the film melds the milieu of art fabrication with the world of heists, and it’s a family affair. Here’s the official synopsis plus our review of the film from TIFF last year.
The world’s best art forger (John Travolta) makes a deal with a crime syndicate to get an early release from prison, but in return he must pull of an impossible heist – he must forge a painting by Claude Monet, steal the original from a museum and replace it with a replica so perfect that no one will notice. He enlists the help of his father (Christopher Plummer) and son (Tye Sheridan) and together they plan the heist of their lives!
Directed by Philip Martin (the TV movie “Hawking” that saw Benedict Cumberbatch play Stephen Hawking), “The Forger” co-stars Abigail Spencer, Marcus Thomas, Travis Aaron Wade, Lyndon Smith, Anson Mount and Jennifer Ehle. “The Forger” will be available exclusively on DirecTV March 26th and in theaters and On Demand on April 24th. Watch the first trailer below.