Home Movies Exclusive: “Gotti” Movie May Be Made After All (No Kidding)

Exclusive: it’s not over til the fat lady sings. And that’s the story “Gotti,” to be directed by Barry Levinson, with John Travolta and Al Pacino starring, and James Toback having re-penned the screenplay. Readers of this column know that “Gotti” has collapsed a couple of times. Its nominal producer Marc Fiore, was revealed her as Marco Fiore, a graduate of Allenwood State Penitentiary and primary figure in a Boiler Room scheme on Wall Street.

But I am told that producer Ted Field– a real producer with a proven track record– may at last have the money to make “Gotti.” And his Radar Pictures is looking for Winter 2013 start date. Fiore will not be part of the project, although there’s no doubt his name will linger on prints and DVDs as “producer” for all eternity. I actually met the person who could be the financier, a name fairly unknown in these parts, but with enough of a background perhaps to make this all happen.

Someone call Travolta and tell him to hit the treadmill. Game on. Maybe.

Read the real story of why the “Gotti” Movie fell apart here:


Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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