Country songstress Shania Twain is trading in Nashville for Hollywood soon. The 51-year-old artist is set to star in John Travolta’s upcoming racing film, Trading Paint.
Twain will portray the character Becca in the movie, which is centered around the exciting sport of dirt track racing in the South.
It’s well know that dirt track racing is one of the most exciting sports in the world, and it’s also one of the most dangerous,” producer Andrea Iervolino told Variety about the project. “Our story is rooted in that high-speed danger, but also very much character driven.”
According to IMDB‘s synopsis on the film, the plot follows a “veteran race car driver and his son, a fellow driver, [as they] overcome family and professional conflicts, balancing competition, ego, resentment and a racing nemesis to come out stronger on the other side.”
Toby Sebastian of HBO’s Game of Thrones also stars in the film, alongside Michael Madsen. Theatergoers might recognize Madsen from other action movies like Reservoir Dogs and The Hateful Eight.
This will be Twain’s film debut. It will be interesting to see if she is as talented onscreen as she is on the radio.
Next month, Twain is releasing Now, her first full-length studio album since 2002. After facing infidelity and weathering a divorce from Mutt Lange, it seems like Shania is back to focusing on her career, and just as fabulous as ever.
The movie started filming this week in Alabama. Trading Paint will open in theaters in 2018.