Gotti Movie Rumors Roll On With Possible New Star

Dominic Cooper (Patrick McMullan)

Dominic Cooper (Patrick McMullan)

It’s been a while since we heard about the purported biopic of the Gotti family being put together by… the Gotti family. The yet-to-shoot film, which held a press conference with stars Lindsay Lohan and John Travolta and director Nick Cassavetes just before director Nick Cassavetes quit the project, is now to be directed by Barry Levinson of Rain Man. And Dominic Cooper, star of the Iraq drama The Devil’s Double, is being approached to star as John Gotti Jr., according to reports that cite other stars the Gotti team is considering as James Franco, Johnny Depp, and Jeremy Renner. In related news, The Observer is considering Derek Jeter for our softball team, but will probably just recruit our colleagues.

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