LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) â€“ Barry Levinson is coming on board to direct "Gotti: Three Generations," a true-life crime saga starring John Travolta and Lindsay Lohan.
Levinson will take over for Nick Cassavetes, who was originally to have helmed the Fiore Films' production, but bowed out last month because of scheduling conflicts.
The project, written by Leo Rossi, has the blessing of John Gotti Jr. and will explore the relationship between John Gotti Sr. (Travolta), the head of the Gambino crime family, and his son. Lohan will play Gotti Jr's wife, Kim.
Levinson most recently directed HBO's Emmy-winning Jack Kevorkian picture "You Don't Know Jack" and the ecological horror tale "The Bay," which Lionsgate will release later this year.