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UPDATE: John Travolta “Gotti” Movie On Hold After All

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UPDATE: Exclusive.It does appear that the “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father” has simply hit the wall. There’s no money to move forward, and producer Marc Fiore has not been able to raise the money he needs. Fiore has been telling various players in this saga that “money is coming from overseas,” etc. But so far it hasn’t arrived. All work has halted, although not much work has actually happened. It’s unlikely production could begin in January since almost nothing has been done yet viz a viz sets, costumes, or planning.

I’m told that the John Travolta “Gotti” movie is on hold again after posting so many casting notices– over 82 roles including someone nicknamed “Veal Chop.” Readers of this column know the history of this precarious project. The fear was that Marco Fiore aka Marc Fiore was not able to raise sufficient funds to actually make the movie happen. This week several of the principals involved including Travolta, Barry Levinson and Al Pacino were supposed to be paid. Now sources say that the casting office is saying the movie is on hold again. Details to come…Also read: http://www.showbiz411.com/2011/10/02/gotti-movie-must-meet-financial-deadlines-this-week To think that Travolta and wife Kelly Preston will never get to play the immortal lovers, John and Victoria Gotti, Sr., is almost unthinkable…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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