Monday, May 20, 2024

Chazz Palminteri Cast in Barry Levinson “Gotti” Film

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Just announced: Chazz Paliminteri has been cast as monster Paul Castellano in Barry Levinson’s “Gotti” film. Chazz joins John Travolta, Ben Foster, and who knows, maybe even Lindsay Lohan. James Toback rewrote the script after Levinson took over this summer from Nick Cassavetes. Castellano, of course, was gunned down in front of Sparks Steak House in New York quite famously back on December 16, 1985. Since then, diners look both ways before exiting, and don’t take home that many doggie bags. (It could be their last meal.) You could say Chazz has “steaked” his claim on this movie. “Gotti” is shaping up to be quite an event, and not for vegetarians.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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