January 26th, 2011
03:25 PM ET
John Travolta is going gangsta. The actor is reportedly set to star in an upcoming biopic of former crime boss John Gotti.
TMZ reports that Travolta and comedian Marty Ingels had a top-secret meeting at Brentwood, California, restaurant Amici on January 24 and talked Mafia over their meal.
"Travolta's going to play the life of John Gotti," Ingles told the TMZ crew as he exited the eatery. "That's why we were meeting,"
For his part, Travolta isn't being a stool pigeon and won't confirm or deny the report. Asked if he'd be portraying the Dapper Don, who died in 2002 while serving a life sentence in prison, the 56-year-old star responded, "I don't know about that."
According to TMZ, Oscar nominee/host James Franco is also expected to join the crime family as John Gotti Jr.
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