'Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father' Nabs Ben Foster as John Gotti, Jr.
He showed amazing potential in Barry Levinson's stellar coming-of-age tale Liberty Heights, and since then Ben Foster has delivered impressive performances in films like Alpha Dog and 3:10 to Yuma. Now the actor is poised to reteam with Levinson as Variety reports Foster has been cast as John Gotti, Jr. in Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father, the project formerly known as Gotti: Three Generations. The film tells the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who chose to leave that world behind. For those just joining us, John Travolta will play the senior Gotti opposite Foster. More details below.
Foster commented on his casting, "Barry Levinson was the first director who took a chance on me, and I have a career because of him. This is a film about family, fathers and sons. I am deeply honored for the opportunity to work with Barry and the amazing cast he is assembling to help bring the story of the Gotti family to the screen." Foster also joins other members of the Travolta family including the actor's wife Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Bleu Tavolta playing Gotti Sr.'s wife and daughter respectively. Al Pacino is also working with Levinson again by playing Neil Dellacroce the Gambino crime family underboss and associate and mentor to Gotti, Sr. And to round out this strange but impressive assembly of talent, Joe Pesci and Lindsay Lohan are also on board the film. This could either be an amazing drama or one big disaster, and I'm always hoping for the former.