Tag Archives: Gambino crime family

“Gotti” screenwriter and finance man never approved Exec Producer title

HollywoodNews.com: Exclusive: Both screenwriter James Toback and finance man Salvatore Carpanzano say they never approved a recent announcement naming them Executive Producers of “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father.” The movie, still lacking a start date, is in financial trouble as I reported exclusively here first weeks ago. Now[...]

“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[...]

John Travolta’s “Gotti” movie is on hold

HollywoodNews.com: 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[...]

“Gotti” must meet financial deadlines this week

HollywoodNews.com: As I’ve reported, the “Gotti” movie to be directed by Barry Levinson is problematic at best. Produced by a former federal felon with close mob ties, “Gotti” — according to sources– must meet financial deadlines this week or it won’t be happening. This is a key week, I am[...]

“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[...]

“Gotti” movie was announced one year ago today

HollywoodNews.com: Today marks the unofficial one year anniversary of the announcement of a mob movie called “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father.” The movie is still not made, but a start date is set for late January 2012. Maybe. What you may not know: The man behind the still[...]

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[...]