Exclusive-Former Nordic Talents winner starts filming in July in Alabama, on the English language film Trading Paint.

Besides John Travolta, another legendary US actor cast in the film is Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Thelma & Louise).

Trading Paint is produced by Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi and Oscar General of AMBI Distribution Group. The news was confirmed to nordicfilmandtvnews.com by AMBI’s Manager, Sales & Acquisitions JJ Nugent.

Travolta plays a down and out dirt track racing legend who is drawn back into the winners’ circle after his son (Toby Sebastian of Game of Thrones), an aspiring driver, joins a competitor’s racing team and incites an intense and dangerous competition between father and son. The script is written by Craig Welch and Gary Gerani.

Kurdish-born Swedish director Karzan Kader won the Nordic Talents main prize in 2010 for Bekas and a Student Academy Award Medal.

The vertically-integrated financing and distribution group AMBI is a supplier of mainstream projects for both studios and major indie distributor worldwide. Among its recent acquisitions for worldwide distribution is the English language Finnish thriller The Guardian Angel by Arto Halonen starring Pilou Asbæk (A War).