De Niro Steps Into Cage’s Role For Travolta Film

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October 31, 2011 | 5:05am EST

Robert De Niro has stepped in to replace Nicolas Cage in new action movie Killing Season, which would have reunited the actor with his Face/Off co-star John Travolta.
Cage was slated to appear alongside Travolta for the first time since their huge hit thriller in 1997, but he has been forced to pull out.

De Niro has now been brought in to take over the role, according to Total Film.

The movie tells the story of a military veteran (De Niro) who befriends a European tourist (Travolta), who turns out to be a Serbian soldier. It is due to start filming in the Appalachian Mountains in January.