Bad Boys scribe George Gallo will direct from a script he wrote with Richard Salvatore, based on Salvatore’s novel of the same name. Salvatore will produce under his march on Productions banner with Jeff Elliot, Oscar Generale, and David Ornston.
The Poison Rose is being described in the vein of Chinatown, L.A Confidential, and The Long Goodbye. Travolta will star as a down on his luck PI who enjoys drinking, smoking, gambling and ladies in distress. He will be pursuing a case that appears fairly routine until it is revealed as a complex series of crimes.
Freeman will play Doc, the godfather crime boss of Galveston, Texas. Whitaker will play the shady owner of the town’s sanitarium for the rich and disillusioned.
Also starring is John Travolta’s daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta. She will portray the daughter of Travolta’s character, Carson Philips. They previously appeared together in the comedy feature Old Dogs.
Freeman won an Academy Award for his work in 2004’s Million Dollar Baby. He can be seen in 2017’s Going in Style and Just Getting Started. Freeman also stars in the upcoming film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. He is represented by CAA.
Whitaker won an Academy Award for his work in 2006’s The Last King of Scotland. He can be seen in the upcoming film Black Panther. He is represented by WME.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern