Chazz Palminteri will play Gambino crime boss Paul Castellano in Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father, Fiore Films has announced. Castellano succeeded Carlo Gambino as head of the Gambino crime family. After his murder in 1985, John Gotti stepped into the role. John Travolta will star as Gotti in the Barry Levinson film, which begins shooting on-location in New York in January. Ben Foster will play John Gotti Jr., from whom Fiore acquired the rights to tell the story of his relationship with his father. Al Pacino will co-star as Neil Dellacroce, the longtime consigliere to Mafia chieftain Carlo Gambino, and Kelly Preston as Victoria Gotti.