John Travolta is reportedly being pursued for the lead role in the Nick Cassavetes' film about the Gotti crime family.
Travolta has been asked by Cassavetes ("The Notebook," "Alpha Dog," "My Sister's Keeper") to take the part of the mafia leader and "Teflon Don" John Gotti, according to TMZ. The two have previously worked together in the film "Face/Off," in which the director also acted.
Travolta, 56, was also recently seen dining with Mark Fiore, who purchased the rights to the crime leader's story in September. He also signed on as executive producer of the Cassavetes project, which will reportedly see Academy Award nominee James Franco take on the role of John Gotti, Jr.
Travolta has not yet signed on for the role, however, TMZ notes. Representatives for Travolta and Cassavetes have not yet commented.
Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston recently welcomed a new son, Benjamin.