Magazine article Screen International

Ben Foster to Play John Gotti Jr for Barry Levinson

Magazine article Screen International

Ben Foster to Play John Gotti Jr for Barry Levinson

Article excerpt

Ben Foster has signed on to play John Gotti, Jr. in Gotti: In The Shadow of My Father.

As previously reported, John Travolta and Al Pacino also star.

Barry Levinson directs the Fiore Films production, which will start shooting in New York in January 2012.

Levinson and James Toback are now finishing a revised version of the original screenplay.

"Barry Levinson was the first director who took a chance on me, and I have a career because of him," said Foster, who is appeared in Six Feet Under, 3:10 To Yuma and The Mechanic. "This is a film about family, fathers and sons. I am deeply honored for the opportunity to work with Barry and the amazing cast he is assembling to help bring the story of the Gotti family to the screen."

"He is one of the few young actors who can literary transform himself from role to role, from light comedy to a deadly gunslinger in '3:10 to Yuma,'" said Levinson. …

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