John Travolta is reportedly set to play convicted mobster John Gotti.
Nick Cassavetes will direct the indie feature titled "Gotti: Three Generations."
Donâ€™t look so shocked. Travolta has played bad guys in the past. He was a villain in "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3." And he was also the antagonist in "Battlefield Earth," though weâ€™re not entirely certain about that since we were among the billions of people that didnâ€™t see "Battlefield Earth."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, one of Gottiâ€™s children has given his blessing to the new mobster project and plans to join the filmmakers and Travolta at a press conference at the Sheraton New York Hotel on April 12.
Which leads to a question. Do you really want the son of a convicted mob boss blessing your project? On the other hand, do you want the son of a convicted mob boss not blessing your project?