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Ben Foster to play John Gotti Jr.

Aug. 2, 2011 at 11:24 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Actor Ben Foster has signed on to play John Gotti Jr. in Barry Levinson's mob saga "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father," The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

Foster has appeared in the films "The Messenger," "Alpha Dog," "The Mechanic," "3:10 to Yuma" and "X-Men: The Last Stand."

John Travolta has been cast as Gambino crime family boss John Gotti Sr. in the "Gotti" project, while Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston, will play Gotti's on-screen spouse, Victoria. Al Pacino will play Gambino underboss, Neil Dellacroce, and Lindsay Lohan will play John Gotti Jr.'s wife, Kim.

The film is to go into production in New York in January, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

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