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?