The Chicago Syndicate: John Gotti Movie Back on Track and to Start Shooting Soon

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Monday, December 05, 2011

John Gotti Movie Back on Track and to Start Shooting Soon

John Travolta should start working on perfecting a thick New York Mafioso accent.

It sounds like cameras will finally roll on the much talked-about John Gotti movie...

"I think we've got the money sorted out now," Gotti: Three Generations' writer and director Barry Levinson told me at BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. "It's coming together."

Travolta is set to star as Gotti, the late Mafia crime boss who was nicknamed "the Teflon Don," alongside Ben Foster as his son and real-life wife Kelly Preston as his daughter, Victoria.

"It's not just him, but John Gotti Jr.," Levinson said. "The dynamic that is interesting to me is Gotti Jr. growing up in the shadow of his father and thinking he was supposed to step up as the next Don and then suddenly realizing that this is not a world he wants to be a part of and how do you deal with that ."

Levinson told me they may even shoot in my hometown of Howard Beach, N.Y. Yes, I grew up in the same neighborhood as the Gottis.

Thanks to Marc Malkin

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