Oliver Stone (right) works with John Travolta and Taylor Kitsch during the filming of "Savages." Mr. Stone cast Mr. Kitsch after seeing his work on TV's "Friday Night Lights" and an early cut of "Battleship." (Universal Pictures via Associated Press)

Oliver Stone (right) works with John Travolta and Taylor Kitsch during the filming of "Savages." Mr. Stone cast Mr. Kitsch after seeing his work on TV's "Friday Night Lights" and an early cut of "Battleship." (Universal Pictures via Associated Press)