Deadline is exclusively reporting that Jennifer Esposito is the latest name to join the cast of of speedboat racing drama Speed Kills.
Speed Kills is inspired by the life of speedboat racing champion Donald Aronow, who also created boat brands including Donzi Marine, Blue Thunder and Cigarette. Aronow leads a double life that lands him in trouble with both the law and Drug Lords.
Jennifer Esposito (whose credits include The Affair and NCIS) will be playing the role of Aronow’s wife. John Luessenhop will be directing the drama on a script he co-wrote with David Aaron Cohen. Production is set to commence at the end of May, shooting in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Miami Beach, Florida. Hannibal Classics’ Richard Rionda Del Castro will be serving as producer on the film alongside Oscar Generale and Luillo Ruiz from the Pimienta Film Company in Puerto Rico. John Travolta will also be executive producing alongside Anson Downes, Linda Favila, Walter Josten, Patricia Eberle, Cam Cannon, Lindsey Roth, Farouk Hadef, Jamal Sannan and Grace Collins.