Gandolfini joins Travolta, Washington in 'Pelham' remake

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Washington, Mar 24 : James Gandolfini has signed on to star longside Denzel Washington and John Travolta in "The Taking of elham 123."

The Columbia Pictures remake will be directed by Tony Scott, and ill see Gandolfini playing the mayor of New York City.

Travolta plays a criminal who, along with his gang, holds a acked subway car hostage and makes a ransom demand, reports ariety.

Denzel Washington plays Zachary "Z" Garber, the chief detective f security for the subway.

Filming for the movie has already begun, with Scott directing rom a script he penned with David Koepp.

The film is a remake of the original thriller novel 'The Taking f Pelham One Two Three' by Morton Freedgood and its two film daptations.

The movie is scheduled to his the big screen on July 31, this ear.

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