Barry Levinson in Talks to Direct Gotti Biopic

John Travolta, Joe Pesci and Lindsay Lohan star in the movie that Nick Cassavetes was originally scheduled to direct

Barry Levinson is in talks to replace Nick Cassavetes as director of an upcoming biopic about mobster John Gotti, TheWrap has confirmed.

If producer John Fiore can make a deal with the "Rain Man" director and "Donnie Brasco" producer, Levinson will take over for Nick Cassavetes, who dropped out of "Gotti: Three Generations" in April because of scheduling issues.

John Travolta stars as the Dapper Don, John Gotti. Joe Pesci and — if she's not in jail — Lindsay Lohan also star.

Actor-writer Leo Rossi wrote the screenplay.

The movie focuses on the head of the Gambino crime family, and his relationship with his son, John Gotti Jr., who became a "made man" when he was 24.

ICM is handling worldwide sales.

Variety first reported the news.