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John Travolta as John Gotti!!!

1/25/2011 7:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's awesome casting ... John Travolta playing John Gotti in a new movie.

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Travolta was at Amici restaurant (Italian, of course) in Brentwood last night, where he was coy about taking the role. But Marty Ingels -- the Executive Producer of the movie who dined with John  -- was more direct, saying Travolta will play the lead role in the movie, titled "Gotti."

Sources tell us Travolta has not signed on the dotted line yet.

We're also told James Franco has been approached to play John Gotti, Jr.  Awesome.

0125_travolta2Our sources say Nick Cassavetes -- of "Alpha Dog" and "Notebook" fame -- is currently rewriting the script and will be the director.

Marc Fiore
-- who purchased the rights to Gotti's story back in September -- was also at the last night's meeting and is Executive Producer on the film.

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Lynn    

He doesn't look like Gotti at all. Bad choice.

1285 days ago
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Lori    

ok...no fan of hie "religion" and have my doubts as to which way he swings...hair? bought and payed for.

As for playing Gotti? Bet he's going to shock you ALL...I can totally see him in the part...are you all forgetting PULP FICTION?? Bet you are or you would not be bagging on his acting ability.

1285 days ago
18.

Enough    

Paul Sorvino would be a FAR better consideration, - but then, nearly anybody would be a better pick.

1285 days ago
19.

John    

John Gotti never wore a hairpiece.

1285 days ago
20.

Jules    

Please get michael Imperiola as "Sammy the Bull". Plleeaasseeee and put De Vito in it too.

1285 days ago
21.

john johnson    

wasn't a movie about john gotti already done????

1285 days ago
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HarlotO'Hara    

Jennyy...He doesn't hide the fact that he wears different hair pieces.


ROTFLOL!!! You're out of your mind.

1285 days ago
23.

Lemonade    

A travesty. JO is a girly-man. Gotti was the last of the Mohicans.

1285 days ago
24.

SNAFU    

Is the US the only country that glorifies its criminals by making movies about them?

1285 days ago
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Jennyy    

Jennyy...He doesn't hide the fact that he wears different hair pieces.


ROTFLOL!!! You're out of your mind.

Posted at 4:24 PM on Jan 25, 2011 by HarlotO'Hara

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You better check on your own state of mind. When someone (star or not) appears in public with short hair one day and long hair the next then back to long again obviously isn't trying to hide anything. Not to mention the fact that he has talked about his "fear of losing his hair" and "having the good fortune to play around and have fun with it", in several interviews. If you bothered to look you will find pictures on the internet of John out in public with a rather large bald spot showing.

I suppose you think he should wear a sign saying "this is a hair piece", to make people like you happy, yeah I am LMAO

1285 days ago
26.

femonanon    

good casting with very good actors

1285 days ago
27.

HarlotO'Hara    

Jennyy...you sound like Ravolta. LOL!!!

1285 days ago
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anthony perone    

Travolta is perfect for Gotti. Gotti was a flake (Lucky Numbers)
He was a killer (Get Shorty). On TV nobody was afraid of Gotti because he played it funny...Travolta will also get the Mott Street moves right.

1285 days ago
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reenypie77    

No, no, no. That will never work. Gotti is bad azz, Travolta is kind of a "softie" actor. He would never hurt a fly in any of his past roles. I cannot see this at all.

1285 days ago
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HarlotO'Hara    

I know John Gotti was fat and perhaps wore a hairpiece, but was he a gay scientologist too??

Posted at 3:26 PM on Jan 25, 2011 by Lee

LOL!!

1285 days ago
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