John Travolta Looks Really Different As Notorious Mob Boss John Gotti

John Travolta has undergone a massive transformation for his latest role as the imprisoned mob boss John Gotti.

A new trailer for the film, simply called Gotti, shows Travolta as the balding head of the Gambino crime family ahead of the film's premiere at Cannes Film Festival later on in May.

In the trailer, he is heard saying: "New York is the greatest city in the world - my city.

"I was a kid in these streets, but I made it to the top."

The film charts the life and career of the famous gangland crime boss and tells a story full of executions, imprisonments, and criminal activity.

In his last days he was bald and locked up in jail, during which time he tried to encourage his son not to follow in his father's footsteps into a life of crime.

Credit: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films
Credit: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films

On his way to the top he had to get past another top crime lord, Paul Castellano. In the trailer, Travolta's character says: "I will build something that no one can destroy. Paul Castellano was a fish in the desert. I never really respected Paul."

The much is true, because he was executed in 1985 and Gotti became the top man.

Gotti slid into place after having been chosen to represent to five New York boroughs, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, and The Bronx.

However, some people were annoyed at his desire for celebrity and notoriety. The 'Teflon Don' as he was known garnered more attention from the police and authorities because of his quest for fame.

This eventually led to his downfall.

The film has been directed by Kevin Connolly and also stars Travolta's wife Kelly Preston. In a nice piece of symmetry, she plays John Gotti's wife, Victoria.

Ella Bleu plays his daughter, Angel.

The film also stars Stacey Keach, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and William DeMeo.

Credit: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films
Credit: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films

It's going to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, most likely on May 15th. Travolta will also give a talk at the festival alongside Gary Oldman, Christopher Nolan, and Ryan Coogler.

The film itself will be out on June 15th in theatres.

It isn't Travolta's only role that has him looking a bit strange at the minute. He is currently filming a part in which he plays a stalker.

Credit: Entertainment Weekly
Credit: Entertainment Weekly

The film, which is being directed by Fred Durst, is called Moose and tells the semi-autobiographical tale of a man who used to stalk the Limp Bizkit singer.

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