John Travolta James Franco Gotti Biopic
We knew John Travolta was a â€śDancing Machine,â€ť but who knew the Brooklyn native also had the stuff to be a â€śDapper Don?â€ť
Tinseltown producer Marty Ingels has revealed that the Pulp Fiction star will play John Gotti in the film, TMZ.com said Tuesday. James Franco, who earned a Best Actor Oscar nod for his adventure-drama 127 Hours, is in the running to play John Gotti, Jr,.
Nick Cassavetes â€” whose directing credits include The Notebook and Alpha Dog â€” is reworking the script and will direct the film about Gotti, who headed New York Cityâ€™s frightening Gambino Crime Family in New York City from 1985 until he was sentenced to life i,prisonment in 1992. The murderous Mob Bossâ€™ penchant for escaping convictions earned him the media moniker â€śThe Teflon Don.â€ť It was the testimony of turncoat Sammy â€śThe Bullâ€ť Gravano that ultimately sent Gotti to the slammer, where he died of cancer in 2002.
Gotti Sr. was last played by Armand Assante in the 1996 made-for-TV movie Gotti. The film was the highest-rated original telefilm in HBO history at the time.