John Travolta transforms into vicious balding gangster John Gotti for new role
He looks a lot different in the newly released footage.
A new trailer has shown John Travolta as Gambino crime family boss John Gotti ahead of the first screenings of the biopic of the late mafia don, titled GOTTI.
Gotti was the head of the Gambino crime family in 1980s and 90s, going through three high-profile criminal trials – and being acquitted at each one, before he was finally snagged by police.
The gangster was finally convicted of five murders, conspiracy to commit murder, racketeering, obstruction of justice, tax evasion, illegal gambling, extortion, and loansharking in 1992.
The project is directed by Kevin Connolly, and starring alongside Travolta is his IRL wife Kelly Preston, who plays Gotti’s wife Victoria. As well as, Stacy Keach, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Spencer Lofranco, William DeMeo, Leo Rossi, and Victor Gojcaj.
A plot synopsis for the film reads: "GOTTI follows infamous crime boss John Gotti’s (John Travolta) rise to become the “Teflon Don” of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City. Spanning three decades and recounted by his son John Jr. (Spencer Lofranco), GOTTI examines Gotti’s tumultuous life as he and his wife (Kelly Preston) attempt to hold the family together amongst tragedy and multiple prison sentences.
"GOTTI is a crime drama directed by Kevin Connolly and written by Leo Rossi and Lem Dobbs."
The film will be released 15 June this year.