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'Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father' Nabs Ben Foster as John Gotti, Jr.

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August 2, 2011
Source: Variety

Ben Foster

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.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments

1

great underrated actor i have a good feeling about this

Bcopes11 on Aug 4, 2011

2

ok now I want to see Liberty Heights. Sadly you skipped 11:14 and The Punisher; which despite the lack of budget were great little films. Am seriously the only one who didn't notice how great all the acting was in The Punisher?

Anonymous on Aug 4, 2011

3

AS SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN ASKED TO PLAY A MOB FIGURE IN 3 INDIE FILMS BUT AT THE TIME HAD NO INTEREST IM LOOKING TO GET MY FOOT IN THE DOOR ON JOHN GOTTI JR'S MOVIE , I MYSELF KNEW JR GOTTI IN THE LATE 80'S EARLY 90'S HIS BEST MAN WAS A CLOSE FRIEND OF MINE , IM LOOKING TO GET A BIT PAT OR EVEN AN EXTRA IF NOTHING ELSE , IM 41 ITALIAN AMERICAN AND HOPE THE RIGHT PERSON READS THIS , AND CONTACTS ME AT LOUFONT@AOL.COM . GROWING UP AROUND THE MOB AND HANGING AROUND WITH SOME MADE GUYS SINCE I WAS A TEENAGER I THINK I CAN PLAY ANY BIT PART AS WELL AS A SMALL ROLE , AND ALOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME TO TRY AND GET IN THE INDUSTRY THAT I HAVE TE FACE FOR IT , WELL DONT KNOW ABOUT ALL THAT BUT IM LOOKING FOR A SHOT AT ANY ROLE SMALL OR A BIT BIGGER OR BT ,EXTRA PART IN IN THE SHADOW OF MY FATHER , HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO CAN ELP ME OUT THANK YOU .Louis Fontana  loufont@aol.com

Louis Fontana on Sep 28, 2011

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