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Boston actor to play Gotti

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By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / August 4, 2011

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Boston-born actor Ben Foster has been tapped to play John Gotti Jr. in the upcoming Barry Levinson film, “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father.’’ It was rumored the role might be offered to Dominic Cooper, of “Mamma Mia!’’ fame, but Foster won out. The 30-year-old will star in “Gotti’’ with Al Pacino, John Travolta, and Kelly Preston.