Actor John Travolta will play late mob boss John Gotti and "127 Hours" star James Franco is under consideration to play his son, John Gotti, Jr., in an upcoming biopic about the infamous crime family, TMZ reported Tuesday.
"Alpha Dog" director Nick Cassavetes is working on the script and will direct the film about Gotti, who was head of the Gambino crime family in New York City from the 1970s until he was incarcerated in the 1990s.
While Travolta is enthusiastic about playing Gotti, the "Grease" actor said earlier this week that he was not interested in appearing on the hit TV musical "Glee" because he did not have enough time to prepare for a possible role.
"Theyâ€™ve asked," Travolta, 56, told Entertainment Tonight. "When I do musicals I train for six to nine months ... and a show like that is an on-demand thing."
â€œI really have a criteria or a pride that I would wanna knock â€™em dead, and I donâ€™t think Iâ€™d knock â€™em dead in a week," added Travolta, who welcomed a son with wife Kelly Preston, 48, two months ago.