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John Travolta says rumours about Gotti biopic are ''fake news''

08 December 2017

I invited his group, they saw it and bought it. Except, it appears as it wasn't that good after all as the studio, Lionsgate has dropped it from their release slate completely m - only a few weeks away from the films actual planned release date. It is unclear if the film will find new distribution or when it's now scheduled to debut.

Gotti - who died aged 61 of throat cancer in prison in 2002 - was one of the most powerful and risky crime bosses in the world. By contrast, Gotti's producers actually asked the distributor to sell them back the rights to the film, in order to try and pursue a wide theatrical release. Our mistake was we should have said something right then and discussed our plan for the film. "We didn't anticipate this speculation that is so grossly wrong", he told the outlet.

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The Tracking Board is reporting that the film - about the ill-fated Italian-American mobster John Gotti - is being sold back to production company Emmett/Furla/Oasis. "Unfortunately, the reports were speculation bordering on fake news,"he said".

Representatives for Travolta and Connolly did not return EW's request for comment. The film also stars Travolta's wife Kelly Preston and their daughter Ella Bleu Travolta, along with Pruitt Taylor Vince, Stacy Keach, Chris Mulkey, Lydia Hull and rising star Spencer Lofranco. It's directed by Kevin Connolly, of Entourage fame.

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Gotti managed to avoid jail time throughout the 1980s but was sent to jail for life in 1992.

Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Anthony Hopkins were all down to portray Gotti in the film but the part eventually ended up with John Travolta.

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Travolta and Fiore Films were some of the constants as the film become a realization. "I learned quite a bit about the family, the mafia and how things worked in that world". His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.

John Travolta says rumours about Gotti biopic are ''fake news''