John Gotti, known as the Teflon Don, a name almost everyone has heard, but only few actually understood. So what better actor then another famous John to play the role of an iconic New York organized crime boss then John Travolta.  The movie, titled “Gotti: Three Generations” shares the story of John Gotti Sr., how he became the head of the Gambino crime family, his relationships with his family and how the torch was passed on to his son, John Gotti Jr. as he became the new boss of the Gambino crime family.

“This is probably the most interesting, untold story in this country, and what a character to approach and understand,” Travolta told press.

What’s a mobster movie without Joe Pesci? In the film, Gotti’s close friend Angelo Ruggiero is played by Pesci, film producer Marc Fiore told reporters on Tuesday that Lindsey Lohan is planned to take a role as well, possibly the daughter of Gotti Sr., Victoria Gotti.

The name Teflon Don came from Gotti Sr. eluding many serious charges over his criminal career. He was eventually convicted and sentenced to a life sentence  for murder, racketeering, extortion and tax evasion. He died from throat cancer at the age of 61 while serving his sentence.  As Gotti Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps he also escaped convictions in racketeering by admitting to quiting the mob life.  After giving up the title of Mobster, Gotti Jr. sold the rights to make this independently-financed film to show people the real GOTTI.

“He made a choice to be something in his life and he stood true to those convictions,” Gotti told reporters. “He suffered greatly, he paid for every sin he may or may not have committed and that is what I want everybody to understand.”

The film will be directed by Nick Cassavetes, who directed the films “Blow” and “The Notebook”.

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