John Travolta To Play John Gotti

John Travolta is set to play mobster John Gotti Sr. in the indie feature “Gotti: Three Generations” for Fiore Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story focuses on the relationship between John Gotti Sr., the head of the Gambino crime family who died in prison in 2002, and his son John Gotti Jr. who took over the family business. The younger Gotti served time in prison, but then successfully escaped conviction in four subsequent racketeering trials.

Nick Cassavetes directs from a script by Leo Rossi while Marc Fiore will produce. Gotti Jr. plans to join the producers in some capacity.