The “Gotti” movie again sleeps with the fishes.
Lions Gate has sold the John Travolta biopic directed by Kevin Connolly back to its producers and investors. The movie lists 38 names as producers of various levels.
Last week Lions Gate dropped “Gotti” from the December schedule. It’s said to be quite awful. Travolta’s wife, Kelly Preston, and daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta, co-star with him.
Emmett Furla/Oasis, Highland Pictures and Fiore Films are the listed companies. Marc Fiore, an ex con with ties to the mob, runs the latter outfit. The movie is his labor of love. His brother, Thomas Fiore, indicted years ago with connections to the Bonnano family, is also a producer. So is Fay Devlin.
“Gotti” has a long and colorful history that includes gypsies, tramps and thieves, so to speak. One former player in it gave me a long interview in 2011, then was was indicted for fraud in a $4.6 million money laundering scheme. (As they say, doesn’t make him a bad guy!) Will we ever see it? Maybe on VOD. Or if someone makes us an offer we can’t refuse!