Connolly will make his big feature directing debut with the film about the mobster after previously taking charge of Entourage episodes and an ice hockey documentary, titled Big Shot.

Travolta signed on for the film in 2011 and is still believed to be involved. Lindsay Lohan and Joe Pesci were also briefly attached to the project, as were directors Nick Cassavetes and Barry Levinson.

Confirming the news on Tuesday (08Sep15), Connolly retweeted Deadline's story about his links to the Gotti biopic and wrote, "Game time!!!"