John Travolta could soon be making a turn as one of Americaâ€™s most recognizable criminals. The actor is said to be in serious talks with producer Marc Fiore to make a turn as mob boss John Gotti, Sr. in Fiore Filmsâ€™ Gotti. When asked about the potential casting, Fiore told EWâ€™s Inside Movies:
"We would love to have him. Heâ€™s a terrific actor. John Gotti, Sr. - heâ€™s an icon. And so is Travolta â€¦ The Gottis have an image already. People know who they are. You canâ€™t just be a good actor, you have to be a great actor who can become John Gotti."
Nick Cassavetes (Alpha Dog) is also in talks with Fiore to direct Leo Rossiâ€™s screenplay with the film aiming for a summer 2011 shoot. Although Gotti has yet to officially name any cast members and/or a director, Fiore has his sights set high with the project telling the same EW report that, "itâ€™s going to be the new Godfather." For his sake, I hope those who miss the moon really do land among the stars.