Lindsay Lohan may join John Travolta, Joe Pesci in ‘Gotti: Three Generations’ biopic
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Will Lindsay Lohan be joining John Travolta in the biopic ‘Gotti: Three Generations’? Possibly.
Travolta is set to play late mobster John Gotti Sr., who died in prison in 2002 while serving a life sentence for murder, racketeering, extortion and tax evasion.
The embattled ‘Mean Girls’ actress is in ‘talks’ to join him and Joe Pesci in the film, producer Marc Fiore said at a New York news conference, according to Reuters.
The story focuses on the Gambino crime family, specifically the father-son relationship between the Teflon Don and Dapper Don as told through Gotti Jr.'s eyes, who sold the rights to his life story for the movie.
‘This is probably the most interesting untold story in this country, and what a character to approach and understand,’ Travolta said at the conference.
Lohan has not been officially cast, but rumor has it that she could play Victoria Gotti, the daughter of Gotti Sr. Lohan is facing trial and possible jail time in Los Angeles in connection with the alleged theft of a necklace from a Venice jewelry store. Click the pics for more photos and tell us what you think of the casting (and physical similarities) in comments.
Pesci, who has appeared in other mob classics such as ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Casino,’ is set to play Angelo Ruggiero, a close friend of Gotti Sr. in the film.
Nick Cassavetes of ‘Face/Off’ will direct ‘Gotti: Three Generations,’ which is set to begin shooting in October.
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Left photo: John Travolta in March 2010. Travolta is set to play John Gotti Sr. in an upcoming biopic. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times. Right photo: Lindsay Lohan in Beverly Hills court in July 2010. Lohan is ‘in talks’ to play a role in the Gotti biopic. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times
Lower right photo: Victoria Gotti, John Travolta, John Gotti Jr. and Lindsay Lohan at the ‘Gotti: Three Generations’ press conference April 12, 2011 in New York. Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press