Newswire: The John Gotti movie is back on, with Eric from Entourage directing John Travolta

John Travolta is a pivotal figure in a shady organization that insinuates itself into people’s lives and shakes them down for as much money as it can take… in a new movie! Yes, Deadline reports that Travolta is set to play former Gambino crime family head John Gotti, in the culmination of a project that’s taken more turns in and out of development than the Teflon Don did in and out of court.

After parting ways with Nick Cassavetes, Joe Johnston, and Barry Levinson over the years, the film’s producers have finally found the man for the job: Eric from Entourage. Yes, actor Kevin Connolly, whose directorial work includes episodes of TV shows he’s starred in and a pretty good 30 For 30, has been tapped to tell the story of one of the two most infamous mobsters of the past 25 years (i.e., the …

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