Travolta takes on Jimmy Stewart classic "Harvey"


John Travolta is in talks to star in "Harvey", the new screen version of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize winning play that was the basis for the 1950 Jimmy Stewart film. The remake is a co-production between Dimension Films and MGM with a script from Craig Mazin. Even though a director hasn’t yet been set, the studios have begun talks with Travolta to play the role of Elwood P. Dowd, an amiable drunk who pals around with a six-foot-tall invisible rabbit named Harvey. And while on the topic of remakes, Richard Gere has been tapped to star in a remake of Japanese flick "Shall we Dance".