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John Travolta's Powwow With Junior Gotti

1/27/2011 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

John Travolta is in the middle of a sit-down with John Gotti's oldest son -- Junior Gotti -- in an effort to get John to sign on to play the "Teflon Don" in a biopic about the mafia icon.
 
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The two sat down with the movie's director Nick Cassavetes and executive producer Marc Fiore.

As TMZ first reported, sources close to the project tell us Travolta is in serious negotiations to play the role, but he hasn't signed the contract yet. 

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And, as we reported, producers are eyeing James Franco to play Junior Gotti.

Outside Amici restaurant in Brentwood moments ago, Gotti called John a "tremendous actor" -- and said he was "totally confident" that John would nail the part.
 

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1.

Mikey    

"John Travolta is in the middle of a sit-down with John Gotti's oldest son"

Translation: Travolta sat on Gotti's penis

1343 days ago
2.

HarlotO'Hara    

oooh mikey...LOL!!! my coffee tastes rancid now.

1343 days ago
3.

Kitten    

Pow WOW.....

1343 days ago
4.

mike    

And this is news because???? Why not report on every movie that is looking for an actor\actress. Lame story... Didn't know we cared about possible movie negotiations for a movie that is years out.

1343 days ago
5.

Quinn    

Dude if Junior says ok then Travolta better nail it or he sleeps with the fishes.

1343 days ago
6.

tippy katz    

I give up, Mikey.
Can't top that.

1343 days ago
7.

The King    

I would love to see a movie made about Gotti that showed him for the murderous, self obssessed, sociopath he was. Not only was he an obtuse thug, he was a thoroughly incompetent crime boss, running the Gambino Family into the ground. From Paul Castellanos sharp business expertise, to that idiot??? The Chin should've taken care of business.

1343 days ago
8.

Phil    

I'm confused was John Gotti a gay Scientologist? Then, why is Travolta playing him?

1343 days ago
9.

who-me    

Travolta loves Scientology....in the booty!

1343 days ago
10.

HarlotO'Hara    

I'm confused was John Gotti a gay Scientologist? Then, why is Travolta playing him?

Posted at 6:54 PM on Jan 26, 2011 by Phil

Maybe Gotti wore wigs?

1343 days ago
11.

anonymous    

Who cares about Travalta! So tired hearing about this washed up fruitcake. Where's some good news about Tom Cruise?

1343 days ago
12.

Jim in Auburn    

Maybe they will make him an offer he can't refuse. Nothing like bringing in the mob to try to get someone to sign on to a picture.

1343 days ago
13.

itstrue    

Probably put out a hit on Gervais.

1343 days ago
14.

Ann    

Is this a Scientology approved project? Only if the money is right!

1343 days ago
15.

SNAFU    

What's with the love affair that America has with it's criminals. What about the families of the people Gotti had wacked? How about a movie about them?

1343 days ago
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