Director Francis Ford Coppola plans to remake the movie “Gidget” and wants John Travolta to play Kahoona, the aging king of the surfers, says USA Today. “I’ve admired Travolta in the past, and he has given great performances recently,” Coppola told the paper. “When I finish the script (for the musical called “The Big Kahoona”), I’m certainly going to send it to him and offer him the role.” Travolta’s manager says his client has received, and rejected, thousands of musical pitches and scripts over the last 14 years. However, he said, “Francis is a great, authentic and original filmmaker. He could be the guy who comes up with the screenplay John is looking for.”

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