Gotti: Three Generations Gets Director Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson continues to surprise us here at Movieline HQ! After making the isopod creature feature-horror pic The Bay (shudder), the Oscar-winning writer/director behind such films as Diner, Bugsy, Good Morning, Vietnam, and Rain Man and the recent Emmy-winning You Don't Know Jack -- the hits go on, as do the Spheres and Toyses and Envys -- has signed on to direct Fiore Films' Gotti biopic. Yes, that Gotti biopic. After the jump, discuss what this means for all involved.
1) The Gotti biopic starring John Travolta, Joe Pesci, and maybe-maybe not-who knows La Lohan suddenly sounds way more legit;
2) Barry Levinson suddenly sounds like he needs way more career advice;
or 3) Formerly attached director Nick Cassavetes suddenly sounds like he made the wrong decision because this Gotti: Three Generations movie is about to get awesome-and-not-in-an-ironic-way-anymore! At least, once Lindsay's available for filming.
· Barry Levinson In Talks To Direct 'Gotti' [Deadline]