Image Credit: Adam Rountree/Getty Images; Time Life Pictures/DMI/Time Life Pictures/Getty ImagesJohn Gotti Jr., son of the famous “Dapper Don” who ran the Gambino crime family, has agreed to turn his life story into a $15 million film. According to Variety, Gotti Jr. is collaborating with producer Marc Fiore, and actor Leo Rossi (Analyze This) is working on a script. Woltz Pictures is not involved.
“The story’s about redemption,” Gotti Jr. told the paper. “My father had a hard time accepting that I ultimately didn’t want to follow his path.” To be fair, Junior’s not exactly Anthony Corleone, who spurned his father’s hopes and became an opera singer in Italy instead. Gotti Jr. was a “made man” who served time for racketeering, and then spent a decade in court, denying he was running the family business.
But who should play the Gottis in the movie? I can’t get Ray Liotta out of my head as the father, though Variety hints that Sylvester Stallone had expressed an interest. Who else could make sharkskin suits and prison orange look equally slick?