Saturday, June 22, 2024

John Gotti Jr: Could Be “Devil’s Double” Star Dominic Cooper


The talk last night at the premiere of “The Devil’s Double” was about a very Oscar buzzed performance by Dominic Cooper as Uday Hussein. Cooper is just terrific in “Devil’s Double,” which launches on Friday on a wave of good talk from Sundance. But wait: the talk was also that Cooper, who’s actually been turning down roles all spring, may join Barry Levinson‘s “Gotti” as John Gotti Jr. This means he’d play the son of John Travolta. What a great idea. “Gotti” — rewritten by James Toback— is turning into a much better project as it nears its shooting schedule. Adding Cooper would be a stroke of genius. The Gotti’s may not be sympathetic, but cast with good actors this movie has a chance. Levinson and Toback have really upped the game. Cooper is free at the moment, having finished up “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter” with Ben Walker. Meantime, “The Devil’s Double” gang got a great premiere last night with a party following at the Top of the Standard. Ice T, Michael Strahan, and designer Patricia Fields were among the guests…


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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