Veteran filmmaker Joe Johnston ("Captain America: The First Avenger") has come aboard to direct "Gotti" for Fiore Films, Radar Pictures and Relativity Media.
The project is based on a story by John A. Gotti, Gotti's son, with an original screenplay by Leo Rossi and revisions by Lem Dobbs.
John Travolta stars as the famed Gambino crime family head John Gotti Sr., nicknamed the "Dapper Don." The project has long been in development and has gone through several incarnations.
Leo Rossi penned the original screenplay with revisions by Lem Dobbs, while Marc Fiore, Ted Field, Thomas Devlin and Michael Froch will produce. Shooting begins in New York on September 9th.