Gotti

(2014)

The film will reveal the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who, while brought up to lead a life of crime, chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself and the Gotti name. Never before has there been such an inside look at the Gotti family and their world of danger, betrayal and redemption. John Gotti was head of the Gambino crime family, which in its time was the largest and most powerful crime organization in the country. Known as the "Dapper Don," John Gotti's flamboyant style and outspoken personality made him one of the most famous mobsters of the 20th century and he ruled the underworld until he died from cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence. In 1988, at the age of 24, Gotti Jr. became a "made man," and was officially inducted into the Mafia, making him the heir-apparent to head the Gambino crime family and follow in his father's footsteps. But in 1999, Gotti Jr. paid a now-famous last visit to his imprisoned and dying father to tell him he was ending his life of crime and getting out of the family business. During the years that followed his father's death, Gotti Jr. had a long legal battle ahead of him and served three jail sentences, totaling approximately nine years, for a variety of charges. Gotti Jr. was finally released from prison in December 2009.

Anthony Hopkins Boards ‘Gotti’

Anthony Hopkins Boards ‘Gotti’

Anthony Hopkins has signed on for an unspecified role in the gangster biopic Gotti, just a few weeks after director Joe Johnston came on board to give the languishing project new life.

John Travolta stars as Gambino family crime boss John Gotti, with Kelly Preston portraying the teflon don's wife, Victoria Gotti. The story follows Gotti and his son, who wants to leave the family business to start fresh on his own.

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Joe Johnston to Direct Stalled ‘Gotti’ Biopic

Joe Johnston to Direct Stalled ‘Gotti’ Biopic

http://movieweb.com/person/joe-johnston/Joe Johnston has inked a deal to direct the revived Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father, which has languished in development hell for the past few years.

The story centers on Gambino crime family boss John Gotti Sr., who is being played by John Travolta. Leo Rossi and Lem Dobbs wrote the screenplay based on a story by the mobster's son John Gotti Jr..

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‘Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father’ Adds Chazz Palminteri

Fiore Films, an independent production company, today announced that it has signed Chazz Palminteri to play the role of Mafia boss Paul Castellano in its feature film Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father which will begin pre-production in September and start principal photography on-location in New York on January 3.

Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson and Academy Award-nominated writer James Toback, the same team that made Bugsy which earned ten Academy Award nominations, are completing a revised version of the original screenplay. Levinson is set to direct the all-star cast that also includes John Travolta, Al Pacino and Kelly Preston.

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Ben Foster Joins ‘Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father’

Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father has secured actor Ben Foster to portray John Gotti, Jr.. He will star opposite John Travolta, Kelly Preston, and Al Pacino.

Pre-production on Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father will begin in September, with principle photography set to take place in New York this January.

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‘Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father’ Starts Production In January

Fiore Films, an independent production company, today announced that Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father will begin principal photography on-location in New York on January 3, with pre-production starting in September.

Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson and Academy Award-nominated writer James Toback, the same team that made Bugsy which earned ten Academy Award nominations, are completing a revised version of the original screenplay. Levinson is set to direct the all-star cast that includes John Travolta, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Kelly Preston.

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‘Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father’ Is New Title of Barry Levinson Biopic

Fiore Films, an independent production company, today announced that its film, with the working title Gotti: Three Generations, will be released theatrically as Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father.

Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson and Academy Award-nominated writer James Toback, the same team that made Bugsy, which earned ten Academy Award nominations, recently completed a polishing of the original screenplay, with Levinson set to begin directing the film in January on-location in New York.

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‘Gotti: Three Generations’ Adds Al Pacino

Fiore Films, an independent production company, today announced that Academy Award-winning actor Al Pacino has agreed to join the cast of Gotti: Three Generations. Pacino will portray Gambino crime family underboss and Gotti associate Neil Dellacroce.

Al Pacino has been nominated for eight acting Academy Awards and won in 1993 for Best Actor for Scent of a Woman. Pacino is also a recipient of the American Film Institute's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Pacino is represented by ICM.

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‘Gotti: Three Generations’ Gets Writer James Toback

Fiore Films, an independent production company, today announced that Academy Award-nominated screenwriter James Toback has been signed to work on the Gotti: Three Generations original screenplay.

The film will be directed and rewritten by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson with additional writing by Toback. This is the same team that made Bugsy, which earned ten Academy Award nominations.

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