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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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16.

Lauren    

Travolta is a great actor - think 'Pulp Fiction'. If he signs, he will be awesome.

1281 days ago
17.

who dat    

If Travolta plays the character the movie won't be any good. Travolta hasn't made a decent movie in 15 years.

1281 days ago
18.

Simon    

No doubt Travolta will "nail the part" of Gotti. It's just too bad that he has to meet with these slimy s***bag thugs first, glorifying the pig s hit Gotti family

1281 days ago
19.

anonymous    

Tom Cruise is a much better actor than John Travolta. Travolta needs to retire.

1281 days ago
20.

Areader    

With Gotti Jr stating that Travolta would nail that part, is he admitting that there is a Mafia and his deceased father was once a feared Godfather?

1281 days ago
21.

Lauren    

I just gotta say this: AREADER - STFU!I won't go into it, but all the "mafia" stuff came out around 20 years ago and it is no longer a secret. If you haven't seen any of the 200 do***enteries on TLC, The History Channel, BIO, etc.,on the "Mob" then you seriously need to get cable....or at least read up on the net.

1281 days ago
22.

pie    

100 years from now most people will know the Teflon Don by how well his son portray's his dad is this movie. Films, music, and books stand up to history, and makes one feel that they were there.

1281 days ago
23.

Carrie Fisher    

John Gotti was gay?

1281 days ago
24.

ChickNorris    

The douche bag behind Dale Earnhardt Jr's demise....

Apparently he is a major investor in PEPSICO and wants the same girl Jr does, but she doesn't want him, so he forbids them to be together. I guess when your a trillionaire you aren't used to being told "NO" very often. If he can't have her, he won't let anyone have her. And he beats his employees.
http://thefastertimes.com/earthmatters/2010/03/29/is-david-de-rothschild-a-douchebag-does-it-matter-for-plastiki/

1281 days ago
25.

Jim in Cali    

Not sure Travolta can pull this off. Doesn't play the tough guy real well.


CAn't wait for the movie though.

1281 days ago
26.

michealmitchell    

John Travolta is a Scientologist?! haha maybe because nobody knows hahaha Scientologist hah
http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/force-factor-review-free-trial-2113761.html

1281 days ago
27.

.    

TMZ Reporter ??

WHO says, "That's Wusssup, That's Wussup" to John Gotti Jr. or John Travolta ??

Using Ebonics only lowers peoples' respect of you.

You're supposed to be a "Journalist."

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1281 days ago
28.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

is this going to be a remake of welcome back kotter

1281 days ago
29.

alex    

is that stuttering john mad dogging the cameraman, 3rd from the right?

1281 days ago
30.

mike    

Ha! how typical

1281 days ago
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