Rush Hour director Brett Ratner is near signing up to helm the new JOHN TRAVOLTA movie Be Cool.

The flick is the sequel to the 1995 hit Get Shorty, and John will again star as Miami mobster-turned-entertainment industry mover CHILI PALMER.

In the original film Chili concentrated his talents on the movie industry, while Be Cool sees him try his hand at music after meeting a beautiful young singer.

Meanwhile, Ratner is focusing on bringing Rush Hour 3 to the screen, with a scheduled release date of 2005.

16/06/2003 17:09