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Robin Williams has signed on to star opposite John Travolta in Old Dogs, a Walt Disney Co. comedy being directed by Walt Becker. Also joining the cast is Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston, and daughter, Ella Travolta.

Dogs is a buddy comedy revolving around two best friends and business partners whose lives are turned upside down when they find themselves in the care of 7-year-old twins.

Disney bought the project in the summer from David Diamond and David Weissman as a pitch in a seven-figure deal. The duo also wrote the screenplay.

Tapestry's Andrew Panay, Peter Abrams and Robert L. Levy are producing.

Kristin Burr and Casey Wolfe are overseeing for the studio.

Williams next stars alongside John Krasinski and Mandy Moore in Warner Bros. Pictures' License to Wed. His recent credits include Man of the Year, RV, Night at the Museum and Happy Feet.

Williams is repped by CAA, MBST Entertainment and Manatt Phelps & Phillips.


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