Lindsay Lohan Mafia Movie Gets Director
Posted on Mon May 2, 2011 02:00 PM PDT

Lohan200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California - Famed director Barry Levinson has signed on to direct the controversial Gotti , starring John Travolta and Lindsay Lohan.

69-year-old Levinson has directed such films as Wag the Dog, Sleepers and Good Morning, Vietnam.

No stranger to mob movies, Levinson directed Bugsy with Warren Beatty starring as gangster Bugsy Siegel.

And Gotti is no stranger to drama already. The film will cover the life of famed American gangster John Gotti, with Travolta in the leading role. Victims of Gotti's crimes have spoken out against it, and original director Nick Cassavetes had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.

Mafia movie regular Joe Pesci will also star, as will Lindsay Lohan. Lohan was signed on to one part, then was switched to another role after rumors that she would not be doing the film were squashed. She will play John Gotti Jr.'s wife Kim in what could be a comeback role for the starlet.