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John Travolta Is Playing A Famous Italian Mobster In This New Movie

Hunter Miller

07/29/2016

To celebrate the start of filming, megastar actor John Travolta took a picture with the cast and crew of his upcoming motion picture about New York gangster John Gotti Senior. The film will be directed by Entourage actor Kevin Connolly, and will also feature Travolta's wife Kelly Preston.

Travolta and Preston will take their marriage onscreen as they will appear as the Gotti family husband and wife, according to GangstersInc. While some may doubt Travolta's ability to play a convincing mobster named Dapper Don, one insider mentioned to the GangsterInc that they have no doubt that the 62-year-old actor can pull it off.

"I've seen Travolta in hair and make-up and it's amazing what they can do! John Junior brought nineteen of his father's ties and hankies for Travolta to wear during this movie, his suits as well, but they weren't too crazy about getting them altered so Travolta copied them."

Other cast members of the film include Spencer LoFranco, Stacy Keach, Chris Mulkey, and Patrick Boriello. LoFranco will take on the role of John Gotti Junior. Keach, best known for his roles in the Bourne Legacy and American History X, will portray Gambino crime family underboss Neil Dellacroce. Mulkey (Captain Phillips) will play the role of Frankie DeCicco, and Boriello (A Bronx Tale) will be playing Gotti Junior's cousin "Johnny Boy" Ruggiero.

The cast and crew came together for dinner to celebrate the story of John Gotti Senior coming to the silver screen. They also offered uplifting words for one Gotti family relative who had recently been diagnosed with leukemia.

Do you think Travolta will be able to play a convincing gangster in the new film about mobster John Gotti Senior?

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