John Travolta will play the infamous Dapper Don mobster John Gotti Sr. in the independent film "Gotti: Three Generations."
According to Variety, Nick Cassavetes will direct from a screenplay by actor-writer Leo Rossi.
Marc Fiore is producing through his Fiore Films.
The film will focus on the relationship between John Gotti Sr. and his son John Gotti Jr. Gotti Sr. was the head of the Gambino crime family and died behind bars in 2002. Gotti Jr. took over the family business for his father and also served time in prison, but was able to evade conviction in four subsequent racketeering trials.
Shooting will take place in New York.
Travolta was last in the action thriller "From Paris with Love."