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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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31.

paul canell    

i thought John Travolta was gay.

1332 days ago
32.

Matt    

That is too funny, a queen playing a mob boss, Ha Ha

1332 days ago
33.

JJ    

Why would we want to glorify killers & thugs?

This STINKS.

1332 days ago
34.

Joe    

To the posted of Tom vs. John. Tom certainly has better numbers over fewer movies.

John Travolta
Lifetime Gross Total (42): $2,350,983,926
Average: $55,975,808
Opening Gross Average (33): $13,752,754 (Wide Releases Only)

Tom Cruise
Lifetime Gross Total (30): $2,871,844,825
Average: $95,728,161
Opening Gross Average (25): $22,486,895 (Wide Releases Only)

1331 days ago
35.

becky    

I'm betting this will be the greatest role John Travolta ever played. I'm excited and will be watching for this movie to come out.

1331 days ago
36.

HarlotO'Hara    

http://dlisted.com/node/40586

ravolta hugging on a gotti. dumbazz.

1331 days ago
37.

Dennis Johnson    

I agree with #7...

1331 days ago
38.

Caroline    

I can't keep quiet about it any longer. John Travolta has always, and still, resembled a duck-billed platypus.

1331 days ago
39.

stonermoog    

they have a LOT in common to talk about. they are both very high up in organized crime syndicates. only scientology is legal. which is a shame and needs to be rectified.
scientology kills.

1331 days ago
40.

HarlotO'Hara    

ita, stonermoog!

1331 days ago
41.

Tommy Karate    

Of course he's a great actor - he's been acting straight for all these years...

1331 days ago
42.

will    

It looks to me it's a done deal unless Travolta wants to wake up with a horse head in his bed.

1331 days ago
43.

Harriet    

Why don't you just leave John alone. Your nasty dialogue reflects poorly on you and not on him. Gay, straight. Who cares? He has made some terrific films and is a talented man.

1331 days ago
44.

Tom Cruise    

John Revolta should punch that garbage right in the face.

1331 days ago
45.

Allrightythen    

HHAAAHAA! Gotti Jr. looks like a chubby Jim Bakker.

1331 days ago
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