Variety reports that John Travolta will portray John Gotti Jr. (aka “Teflon Don”) in the upcoming Fiore Films biopic Gotti: Three Generations.
Travolta had been rumored to be the leading candidate for the part of one of the Gottis for several months. Actor-writer Leo Rossi wrote the screenplay, described as revealing the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself.
Gotti: Three Generations will film entirely in New York City. Nick Cassavetes will direct. A press conference will be held April 12 in New York with Travolta, Gotti’s son John A. Gotti, Cassavetes and Fiore Films head/producer Marc Fiore in attendance.