Tag Archives: American Mafia

“Gotti” actor Ben Foster waffles as money woes stall film

HollywoodNews.com: The “Gotti” movie: I’ve told you exclusively for weeks that the movie is in financial trouble. Today, Deadline Hollywood tried to steal our thunder by literally just picking up what we’ve been reporting–haha, since they complain all the time about being stolen from. Anyway, I can tell you that[...]

“Gotti” casts for 80 roles

HollywoodNews.com: “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father,” has sent out a casting call for 80 roles. The Barry Levinson-directed film, produced by Marco Fiore aka Marc Fiore (see this column: http://tinyurl.com/5u5mxx9), has also added writer James Toback and a man named Salvatore Carpanzano as executive producers. Toback is highly[...]

Chazz Palminteri cast in Barry Levinson’s “Gotti” film

HollywoodNews.com: 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[...]

“Gotti” feature makes Ben Foster a made man

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Barry Levinson’s John Gotti picture, “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father,” has, at times, waffled between a legitimate entry into the realm of cinematic gangster pictures and a forgettable made-for-TV movie of the week. Some casting decisions added credibility, while other rumors (hello, Lindsay Lohan)[...]

Al Pacino joins John Travolta in Gotti picture

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: With all due respect to those behind the movie, the John Gotti film sounded like a bit of a joke. John Travolta playing the Mob boss. Lindsay Lohan in and out of casting rumors. It felt more like a multi-part TV series in the making, not[...]

Kelly Preston joins John Travolta in “Gotti” film

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s refreshing to have casting news to report on the upcoming crime drama “Gotti: Three Generations” that doesn’t involve Lindsay Lohan (who I’m still not convinced will ever appear in the film). Instead, we’re learning today that Kelly Preston will join her real-life husband John Travolta[...]

Lindsay Lohan claims she is back in Gotti movie

HollywoodNews.com: There were claims by producer Marc Fiore that Lindsay Lohan was being cut from the Gotti movie, but now the story is different. Lindsay is reportedly revealing that she is still attached to the film, but will be taking on a different role, states RadarOnline.com. The actress will reportedly[...]

Will Sly Stallone direct a movie based on mobster John “Junior” Gotti?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Get me Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on the phone, stat! Legendary mobster John “Junior” Gotti has sold the rights for his life story to indie production company Fiore Films. A movie based on the mobster’s career has been greenlit with a production budget of[...]

Sylvester Stallone prepping John Gotti mobster film

Hollywoodnews.com: Sylvester Stallone is planning to make a movie about late mobster kingpin John Gotti. In prepping the film, Stallone is working closely with the gangster’s son “Junior” John Gotti, whose tumultuous relationship with his father is the springboard for the project. Gotti died in prison in 2002. He was[...]