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The Hollywood Reporter has just announced that Jurassic Park 3 and Captain America director will direct in the gangster biopic Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father.

Travolta is down to play the infamous head of the Gambino crime family John Gotti Sr. AKA "Dapper Don" in a film based on a book written by Gotti's son, John A. Gotti.

In a statement regarding Johnston's hiring, Travolta said:

I'm looking forward to portraying John Gotti — it's been a long time coming. And I think that Johnson is an exciting and fresh addition to the vision of the film. We are all looking forward to starting production.

Johnston himself added:

I think we've always been fascinated with the idea of the romantic outlaw. John Gotti could be in one instance a charismatic, kind and loving family man, and in another, deadly to his enemies. The opportunity to tell the true story of Gotti with John Travolta is a director's dream.

The film is expecting to begin filming on September 9th, hit [[follow]] to be kept updated with all the news as it comes in.

What do you think? Will this Travolta/Johnston combo prove a success, or will you be giving Gotti a miss?


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