'Gotti: Three Generations' Will Reunite Barry Levinson and Al Pacino
Just last week we learned that Rain Man director Barry Levinson would replace Nick Cassavetes as director on the criminal biopic Gotti: Three Generations starring John Tavolta as Gambino crime family boss John Gotti, Sr. Now we have word from THR that the film will reunite the director with his You Don't Know Jack star Al Pacino who has also joined the cast. Apparently Pacino will play Neil Dellacroce the Gambino crime family underboss and associate and mentor to Gotti, Sr. The last time Levinson and Pacino worked together, they got plenty of love from the Emmys (awards here), so maybe they can keep up the good work.
Gotti: Three Generations brings together a strange assembly of talent from Pacino, and another veteran of crime drama, Joe Pesci. In addition, Lindsay Lohan is on board to play the wife of John Gotti, Jr. But the strangest bit of casting has Travolta's real-life wife Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Bleu Tavolta playing Gotti Sr.'s wife and daughter. A rewrite just came in from James Toback, who worked with Levinson on Bugsy in 1991. The roles of Gotti Jr. and his sister Victoria have yet to be cast, so stay tuned as this project continues to develop, as I'm sure with these names casting won't take long to finish. Thoughts so far?