John Travolta May Play Mobster John Gotti in Upcoming Film
John Travolta is sitting down with John Gottiâ€™s oldest son, Junior Gotti, in an effort to get John to sign on to play the â€śTeflon Donâ€ť in a biopic about the mafia icon.
The two also talked with the movieâ€™s director, Nick Cassavetes, and executive producer Marc Fiore. TMZ learned from sources close to the project that Travolta is in serious negotiations to play the role. However, he hasnâ€™t signed the contract yet.
The entire Gotti family has signed to be consultants on the film, which Fiore hopes to begin filming in summer 2011. Fiore said: â€śWe have a real inside lookâ€¦[Junior Gotti] will answer any question you ask him. The Gotti family, they donâ€™t try to put a sweater over things.â€ť
Meanwhile, producers are thinking about casting James Franco for the role of Junior Gotti.