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Al Pacino has been cast in the upcoming gangster biopic Gotti: Three Generations.
Pacino will play Neil Dellacroce, an underboss of the Gambino crime family. Dellacroce has been described as the quintessential Mafia don, and was understood to be one of the few men that Gotti respected and feared. It's an interesting role for the actor who came to fame playing the reluctant yet ruthless mob boss Michael Corleone.
Gotti: Three Generations will reunite Pacino with Barry Levinson, who produced Donnie Brasco.
The film will centre on Gotti's relationship with his son, who attempted to leave the world of organised crime. John Travolta has been cast as the 'Dapper Don' John Gotti Sr., but no announcements have been made as to who will play John Gotti Jr. as yet.
Gotti: Three Generations is slated for release sometime in 2013.