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Kevin Spacey Film “Billionaire Boys Club” Coming in August from Same Distributor as “Gotti” Movie


Vertical Entertainment may be remembered one day the as the film distributor of lost causes.

The very small company with peculiar taste is going to release “Billionaire Boys Club” on August 17th. The film stars Kevin Spacey, whose career imploded this winter after many accusations of sexual impropriety. Spacey went off to rehab for sex addiction and hasn’t been heard from since then. Will he walk a red carpet in August? Doubtful.

The NY Post’s legendary Richard Johnson has the release date in July, but Vertical has August on their website. The latter makes more sense since no one in the world will be paying attention.

One insider who worked on “BBC” says: “Sad. Everyone on the movie worked so hard on it gave their best. Sad outcome.”

Vertical has another movie of interest coming this Friday, “Gotti” starring John Travolta as mobster John Gotti. That film also has a storied history, but threw a pretty great party in Cannes last month with 50 Cent performing and John Gotti, Jr. on the premises. Since then Gotti Jr. has given the movie less than a rousing endorsement. But we’re all curious to see how the film turned out at this point.

“BBC” is directed by James Cox, and stars Ansel Elgort as the organizer of a Ponzi scheme in the 1980s– true story– who kidnapped and killed an “investor” in their club named Ron Levin (Spacey). There was a book and a TV movie years ago.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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