John Travolta to Play Mob Boss John Gotti?

He’s not the first guy you’d think of to play legendary mob boss John Gotti, but that’s kinda what makes this whole thing interesting. According to EW, John Travolta is officially in talks to play Gotti in a new feature film about the mobster’s life.

John Travolta

Personally I’d question whether we actually need yet another movie about Gotti after several TV movies and documentaries about the guy, but knowing Travolta may take on the role makes this whole thing a bit more intriguing. Nick Cassavetes, who starred alongside Travolta in Face/Off and directed the very gritty (and good) film Alpha Dog is tapped to direct, while James Franco is being courted to play John Gotti Jr.
 
Franco? A mobster? I don’t know about that – surely there are bigger, badder dudes who can play a believable Gotti Jr., though with Franco as hot as he is right now we’re not surprised to see him mentioned here.
 
What do you think about Travolta playing John Gotti? Will it work?
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