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Barry Levinson to Replace Nick Cassavetes in 'Gotti: Three Generations'

May 3, 2011 (5:46 am) GMT
The 'You Don't Know Jack' director is reported to be in talks to take over Nick as the drama's helmer after the latter quit because of a scheduling conflict.

"Rain Man" and "The Natural" moviemaker Barry Levinson is in talks to replace Nick Cassavetes as the director of 's Gotti family biopic. Cassavetes quit "Gotti: Three Generations", due to a scheduling conflict, just a week after staging a press conference to announce his leading men, Travolta and , last month.

But his director's seat won't be vacant for long, according to trade paper Variety. Levinson is slated to take charge of the Fiore Films project, which will star Travolta as mob boss John Gotti, Pesci as his deputy Angelo Ruggiero and as John Gotti Jr.'s wife Kim.

"Gotti: Three Generations" tell the story of former Gambino crime family boss John Gotti. The drama movie will revolve around the relationship between Gotti Sr. and his son, who chooses not to live a life of crime despite his upbringing. Travolta's daughter Ella Bleu Travolta will also make an appearance.


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