GOTTI: IN THE SHADOW OF MY FATHER Travolta Breaks Bread With Gotti
Actor has dinner with son of mob legend he may play.
By Jim Vejvoda
John Travolta is getting closer to becoming a made man.
The New York Post reports that the Pulp Fiction and Get Shorty actor dined this week in Los Angeles with the powers-that-be behind a biopic of mafioso John Gotti, who want Travolta to portray the late Teflon Don.
"Travolta toasted the reel deal this week at trendy LA trattoria Amici -- a calamari confab with John 'Junior' Gotti Jr. and his ex-con film-producer partner, Marc Fiore," according to The Post.
Also at the dinner were director Nick Cassavetes, actor-screenwriter Leo Rossi, and Fiore and Gotti's other business partner, "Stuttering" John Melendez of Howard Stern fame.
"Travolta is the guy," Fiore informed The Post. "When you watch a Travolta movie, you're never watching John Travolta. John Gotti Sr. is an iconic figure. You have to be an actor that can become John Gotti Senior." He added, "This is not a movie; this is part of American history. We have the exclusive story for first time ever told by John Gotti Junior and his family."
The Post says Sylvester Stallone had been circling the project, but backed out when he couldn't have more creative control.
James Franco is being considered to play Junior Gotti.