Just when you thought he was out of the mafia world, they've pulled him back in. Al Pacino has been tapped to play Neil Dellacroce in the mobster biopic Gotti: Three Generations, according to The Playlist. Dellacroce, for those not up on their gangster knowledge, was a well respected and powerful member of the Gambino crime family.

The move re-teams Pacino with director Barry Levinson, who took over the reigns from Nick Cassavetes. The two worked together on the Emmy-winning You Don't Know Jack. Pacino will be joined by a strange yet intriguing cast that includes Joe Pesci, Kelly Preston, Lindsay Lohan and John Travolta as Gotti Sr.

Gotti: Three Generations will focus on the Gambino crime family, but more specifically the relationship betweem John Gotti Jr. (who's yet to be cast) and his all-powerful father. The movie is on track for a 2012 release. 

[Via The Playlist]