Sir Anthony Hopkins joins John Travolta in 'John Gotti' biopic

Washington, May 21 (ANI): Sir Anthony Hopkins is set to star alongside John Travolta in the much awaited movie about mobster John Gotti.

The film's international distribution is up for grabs at the Cannes Film Festival and executives at IM Global have announced that Hopkins has signed up, although his role is still a mystery, Contactmusic reported.

Travolta was picked up as the lead of 'Gotti: In The Shadow of My Father' in 2010, while Nick Cassavetes was roped in to direct the movie, and Lindsay Lohan and Joe Pesci were announced as potential co-stars.

But Cassavetes and Pesci pulled themselves out of the project amid delays in 2011 and a deal with Lohan couldn't be brokered out, which prompted many Hollywood insiders to believe that John Gotti, Jr.'s biopic may never be made. (ANI)