Anthony Hopkins has been cast in the forthcoming mobster biopic Gotti.

The actor will star alongside John Travolta and Kelly Preston in the movie, Variety reports.

Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston recently signed on to helm the project following the departure of Barry Levinson.

The film focuses on the don's career as a gangster boss and his son, who decides to leave the crime world in order to redeem himself.

Travolta will star as 'Dapper Don' John Gotti Jr in the film, which is set to begin shooting on September 9.

Hopkins recently played the title role in the Hitchcock biopic.