John Travolta will star in the highly anticipated Xena Warrior Princess movie as the leather clad Amazon Warrior a role Travolta says he was "destined" to play.
Filming of the epic, based on the popular TV show, a favorite of teenage boys and middle aged men, will begin in July at a secret location near Lake Tahoe.
Director Woody Allen says that he intends to try and keep to the basics of the original TV format.
In the movie Xena (Travolta) must save his (her) best friend Gabrielle (played by Tom Cruise) from the evil Amazon Queen (Kevin Spacey) and his henchwoman army of Amazon clones (all played by Ashton Kutcher).
Travolta, speaking from his Hollywood mansion said "This movie is my 'coming out' movie, where I show the world I am no longer an actor who just dances and plays chubby middle aged men. This movie will show the world I am a serious actor who is not only versatile but who can look great in a leather dress, black wig and thigh high boots."