Travolta and Williams Adopt ‘Old Dogs’

Can old dogs really learn new tricks? Well, according to legendary stars John Travolta and Robin Williams, they can. If you liked “Wild Hogs,” chances are you’ll want to take “Old Dogs” for a walk as well. The similarly-sounding flick, which begins filming soon, will reunite Travolta with “Hogs” director Walt Becker and team them with Williams to tell yet another story of an over-the-hill, uphill battle.

“I’m doing a film with the family,” beamed Travolta. “I’m doing a film with Kelly [Preston], my wife, and my daughter Ella, for the first time.”

“It’s basically the idea that old dogs can learn new tricks,” laughed Williams. “It’s about two men in what they call the twilight or the golden years, older men. [My character] finds out that he has twins that he didn’t know about [and] then the kids are suddenly told ’This is your dad, and you’re going to stay with him for the weekend’.”

Travolta’s real-life 7-year-old offspring will make her acting debut in the film, which has business partners Williams and Travolta finding their status quo flipped upside down after a newfound paternity crashes their plans. Think “3 Men and a Baby,” but starring a “Pulp Fiction” hitman and Mork from Ork.

“John’s character is a really hardcore bachelor, who thinks that the idea of having kids around would be great for cougar bait,” laughed the spastic “License to Wed” star, adding, “For those of you who don’t know what a cougar is, check online: Single white females, or single females looking for husbands.”

Once the guys start watching “SpongeBob,” they find that the world looks quite different from a child’s perspective. “The idea of you having children really appeals [to some women],” Williams said of the flick, referring to the character of Travolta’s real-life wife and co-star Kelly.

“It’s learning about life,” the Oscar-winner proclaimed. “What are you going to do now, smart boy, that you’re single at the age of 50? … That is the essence of [the movie].”

“Old Dogs,” which also stars Matt Dillon as a conservative camp counselor, is due in theaters in 2008.