updated 04/18/2011 AT 6:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/18/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET
The Gotti name linked to controversy – again?
John Travolta recently called his next movie, Gotti: Three Generations – in which he’ll play Mob boss John Gotti Sr. – “the most interesting untold story in America.”
But that doesn’t mean the subject matter is sitting well with everybody.
Adding fuel to the fire was an April 12 New York press event to drum up publicity for the upcoming film. Besides Travolta, Lindsay Lohan, who’s in the running to play Victoria Gotti in the picture, attended the gathering with the famous Mob daughter
As a silver spotlight is being placed on the family, both alleged victims and critics of the Gottis are expressing outrage over their glorification.