Casting Call: 89 Roles Being Filled for 'Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father'

John Gotti: his role was filled first, by
John Travolta.

OK, wiseguys and wisegals, wannabes and the real deals, there may still be time for you to make the plunge into Hollywood, because casting directors for the upcoming Gotti biopic from Fiore Films still have some roles to fill; they started with nearly 90. If any of my readers tried for a role -- whether you got it or not -- please shoot me an email, I'd love to hear about it and maybe relay it to my readers in a post. The email address, of course, is:

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"On September 26th and 27th, 2011, the New York and Los Angeles casting directors for the upcoming Barry Levinson film "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father" sent out casting calls that include over 89 roles. They include both adults and children. The entire Gambino crime family is being cast, along with their wives and kids, countless roles of detectives and legal system players who prosecuted the mob, prisoners, doctors, crime victims, the list goes on and on.

"Shooting will take place starting January 2, 2012, in New York City. Extras, stand-ins and photo doubles are all being cast in New York. Note: Neither Lindsey Lohan or Annabelle Wallis has signed on to play Kim Gotti, as that role is one of the roles that were sent out with the casting call.

"Academy Award Winner Barry Levinson is directing Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father from a screenplay that he wrote with Leo Rossi and James Toback. Levinson's writing and/or directorial credits include And Justice for All, Tootsie, Rain Man, Sphere, Liberty Heights, among countless other film and television show producing/writing/directing credits. Levinson has directed six different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Glenn Close, Warren Beatty, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams."

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