Ben Foster has been cast as John Gotti’s son in the upcoming film Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father.
The actor will be joining Al Pacino, Kelly Preston and John Travolta as the notorious New York criminal, according to Variety.
Director Barry Levinson will be rewriting the script from Analyze This writer Leo Rossi ahead of shooting.
Foster said: “Barry Levinson was the first director who took a chance on me. I have a career because of him.
“I am deeply honoured for the opportunity to work with Barry and the amazing cast he is assembling to help bring the story of the Gotti family to the screen.”
The film has already generated controversy, with speculation that Lindsay Lohan is to play a leading role.
Foster is also signed up to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi film Prometheus.