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John Travolta's mafia movie Gotti dumped at last minute

06 December 2017

Lionsgate has iced John Travolta's Gotti biopic.

The Tracking Board reports that Lionsgate has pulled their upcoming John Travolta John Gotti biopic Gotti (it's a real movie, you're not high) from their schedule.

It was due to be released under the Lionsgate Premiere banner, telling the tale of mobster John Gotti, who was head of the infamous Gambino family.

Lionsgate made a decision to sell the rights to the story back to production company Emmett/Furla/Oasis, reports state.

Directed by former Entourage actor Kevin Connelly, Gotti began shooting in July of past year and features Travolta's wife Kelly Preston as the crime lord's spouse Victoria Gotti. The producers are expected to seek new distribution for the movie, but the planned release date of December 15 looks impossible.

Directed by former Entourage actor Kevin Connolly, using a script penned by Lem Dobbs and Leo Rossi, Gotti began shooting in July of past year. 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. Entertainment Weekly speculated that the release will now occur sometime in 2018.

John Travolta's mafia movie Gotti dumped at last minute