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Ben Foster as John Gotti Jr in ‘Gotti: In The Shadow of My Father’

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Ben Foster has been confirmed to play as John Gotti Jr. in the upcoming biopic ‘Gotti: In the Shadow of my Father’ directed by Barry Levinson.

’The Mechanic’ star Ben Foster has been signed to play the role of John Gotti Jr. in the upcoming biopic ‘Gotti: In the Shadow of my Father’. He will play as son of John Travolta in the movie. Travolta plays the role of John Gotti Sr.

Ben would be teaming up again with Barry Levinson, after they have worked together for ‘Liberty Heights’ a comedy flick in the year 1999. Ben said that, Barry was the first director, who took a chance on casting him, and he was the man behind Ben to have a movie career.

Levinson said that, Ben is one of the few actors, who could transform themselves from one role to another, whether it might be comedy or a deadly gunslinger. Levinson replaced Nick Cassavetes, to direct the upcoming biopic.

The movie is based on the true event and the story follows John Gotti Sr., played by John Travolta, a gangster boss dies by the mob code. John Gotti Jr, the son of Sr. Gotti refuses to lead his life by following his path in the mafia and choose to lead his life by himself.

Kelly Preston and John Travolta will play the role of wife and husband, as they are real life couple. Al Pacino, Ella Blue, Lindsay Lohan are the cast of the movie.  The principal filming of the movie is scheduled to start on January 3, 2012 in New York City, while the pre-production will begin in September.

Foster is known for his roles in the movies like ‘The Mechanic’, ‘Alpha Dog’, ‘3:20 to Yuma’ and ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’.

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