clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Travolta wants buildings to burn in Baltimore

Baltimore will burn this spring — Hollywood style — as the cast and crew of the firefighter drama "Ladder 49" bring their pyrotechnics and a shot of money to the city.

"There will be plenty of fires in the city," the movie's star, John Travolta, joked Thursday while wearing a Baltimore Fire Department uniform and sitting in a rundown firehouse producers planned to refurbish. "In fact, anyone who has a building they want to burn should let us know."

The film, which is scheduled to come out early next year, will bring about 1,300 jobs to the city, said producer Casey Silver.