John Travolta is slated to portray infamous notorious Gambino family boss, John Gotti, in the upcoming big screen movie, simply titled Gotti.

The film follows the New York crime boss’ rise from violent street thug to the boss of one of the biggest of the mafia’s five families. It details three decades of Gotti’s life, from his days as a petty hood to his decision to take out boss Paul Castellano and takeover the Gambino family and become the infamous “Teflon Don.”

Directed by Kevin Connolly, Gotti opens both in theaters and on demand on December 15.