Bronx 12-year-old to star alongside John Travolta in ‘Gotti’

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A Bronx 12-year-old will share the screen with John Travolta in the upcoming "Gotti" movie.

News 12 first met Nico Bustamente two years ago, when he got a role in the off-Broadway play "A Room of My Own" alongside Ralph Macchio.

Soon, he'll appear on the big screen with Travolta.

"I've always wanted to be in a new, Italian, true story movie," he says.

In "Gotti," Nico plays Frankie Gotti, the son of the late mobster John Gotti.

Frankie was struck and killed while riding a bicycle in 1980.

"Frankie Gotti is just a loving kid who has a very nice family, and he loves football," Nico says. "The day before his first football game is the day that he passed away."

"Gotti" hits theaters on June 15.

Travolta, by the way, was "very nice" to Nico, the 12-year-old says. He even gave him $22 and signed the bills.

Go HERE to watch an interview with Bustamente.

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