John Travolta for legendary mob boss John Gotti January 28, 2011 John Travolta is a contender… John Travolta is in talks to play John Gotti in the upcoming biopic of the legendary mob boss. The film will depict three generations of the Gotti crime family. Marc Fiore – CEO of the firm behind the film – told Entertainment Weekly: “We would love to have [Travolta]. He’s a terrific actor. John Gotti Sr – he’s an icon. And so is Travolta. “The Gotti’s 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.” Fiore is also looking to secure The Notebook’s Nick Cassavetes as the director and James Franco for the role of John Gotti Jr.