John Travolta has officially entered the mob scene to play John Gotti Sr. in 'Gotti: Three Generations' a project that's been in the works for quite a long time.
Marc Fiore, an ex-con and aspiring film producer who has been working with the Gotti family to get this film made has been pursuing John Travolta avidly, and with Executive Producer Marty Ingels help, he landed his man. At one point Sylvestor Stallone was touted as being part of the project, but the minute Travolta's name entered the picture, that was quickly dashed. Fiore has also been tossing around James Franco's name, but that's not seeming too likely. That seems to happen a lot with newbie producers as they have watched way too many movie like 'The Player', and think that by throwing out bigger names, it'll help catch the bigger fish. Nick Cassavetes will direct the screenplay by Leo Rossi, which focuses on the relationship between John Gotti Sr., the head of the Gambino crime family who died in prison in 2002, and his son John Gotti Jr., who took over the family business for his father, served time in prison, but then successfully escaped conviction in four subsequent racketeering trials. Fiore has been boasting that 'Gotti: Three Generations' is the 'new Godfather', but we'll see. John Travolta has gotten more and more in just chewing scenery, but hopefully Cassavetes can reign him in to give a solid performance where we forget that we're watching John Travolta play John Gotti, Sr.
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