Gotti - a mob biopic starring John Travolta - was abruptly dropped by distributor Lionsgate yesterday, and that sudden move has now been explained. Per Entertainment Weekly, Lionsgate sold the movie back to its production company, Emmett/Furla/Oasis. Gotti was not set to receive a wide release under Lionsgate, which was intending to put the film out via its Lionsgate Premiere label, which handles limited theatrical and day and date with VOD releases. The film will be directed by Kevin Connolly, best known as talent manager Eric Murphy in the "Entourage" franchise.
Directed by former Entourage actor Kevin Connelly, Gotti began shooting in July of a year ago and features Travolta's wife Kelly Preston as the crime lord's spouse Victoria Gotti. Taylor Vince plays Angelo Ruggiero, a friend of Gotti and caporegime in the Gambino crime family.
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"Gotti" tells the story of flamboyant Mafia boss John Gotti, nicknamed the "Teflon Don" until his 1992 conviction on murder and racketeering charges, who died of throat cancer while in prison in 2002. The Tracking Board first reported the news.