With every new name that comes on board, the much-talked-about John Gotti biopic 'Gotti: Three Generations' sounds more and more legit, and the most recent news surrounding the flick comes straight from the very top of Hollywood's A-list: Al Pacino has joined the project as Gambino crime family underboss Neil Dellacroce.

Pacino starred in arguably the best and most well-known mob movies of all time, the 'Godfather' trilogy, so his addition to the project brings with it a certain gravitas. Indeed, the entire project has gotten a highbrow facelift recently; in addition to Pacino, it was announced last week that six-time Oscar nominee (and Best Director winner for 'Rain Man') Barry Levinson would direct the film, and that he and his award-winning 'Bugsy' screenwriter James Toback would rewrite the script.

The Fiore Films production is set to star John Travolta as the famed crime boss, as well as Joe Pesci, Kelly Preston and Lindsay Lohan. Filming is expected to begin later this year for a 2012 release.
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