Marc Fiore told Entertainment Weekly, “We would love to have him. He’s a terrific actor. John Gotti, Sr. — he’s an icon. And so is Travolta … The Gottis have an image already. People know who they are. You can’t just be a good actor, you have to be a great actor who can become John Gotti.”
He added, “It’s going to be the new ‘Godfather.’ It’s a story about a father and a son, but the father happens to be John Gotti Sr.”
The Gotti family has signed exclusives to be consultants on the film, which is reported to begin filming in summer 2011.