Travolta, Franco Up For Gotti Biopic

John Travolta is the lead candidate to star as the titular crime boss in the upcoming biopic “Gotti” for Fiore Films reports Entertainment Weekly.

John Gotti, who took over the powerful Gambino crime family in the 70’s, was convicted in 1992 of committing thirteen murders. The film will likely explore that through the eyes of his son John Gotti, Jr.

Nick Cassavetes is still in talks to direct the project while Fiore is keen on getting James Franco to play the younger Gotti. Leo Rossi is penning the screenplay and shooting aims to kick off sometime this Summer.