John Travolta's New Film Dropped Two Weeks Before Release

07 December, 2017, 01:21 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Lionsgate Drops John Travolta's Mob Drama “Gotti,” Sells Film Back to Producers (Exclusive)

"It is not a common thing", film producer and consultant Kathryn Arnold told the Daily News of the purchase.

The source added that Lionsgate was happy to sell the film back in order to give Travolta and producers the opportunity to rollout the movie as they wanted. The production company reportedly exercised a buy back clause so that they could give it a bigger push. Our mistake was we should have said something right then and discussed our plan for the film.

Lionsgate Premiere had been set to release the gangster film Gotti on December 15th, but news emerged on Tuesday (December 5th) via industry-monitoring website Tracking Board that the film would no longer be released and that the rights had reverted back to the movie's producers.

However, according to Travolta, who spoke to Deadline on Wednesday, this is "fake news".

Lionsgate have pulled the plug on their upcoming John Gotti biopic starring John Travolta.

John Travolta has rubbished claims his upcoming movie about mobster John Gotti has been dumped. Source Getty
John Travolta has rubbished claims his upcoming movie about mobster John Gotti has been dumped. Source Getty

A long-planned new biopic of NY mob boss John Gotti has been pulled from release two weeks before it was scheduled to open in the US. It's all pure speculation though as there has been no official news on anything related to the matter, though if there is, we will likely hear so soon.

Director Kevin Connolly and John Gotti's daughter blasted previous "fake news". There is said to be some buzz on Travolta's role in the film, so finding one shouldn't be a problem.

John Gotti rises to the top of the NY underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. "We are hoping to take this movie to Cannes; it's a movie star film that deserves the glitter of Cannes, and then a wide release shortly thereafter". Attorney Gerald Schargel follows Gotti and his brother Peter Gotti, at left. He says it wasn't Lionsgate that sought to dump him, but rather, the other way around.

"It's very expensive not to release a film".

Lionsgate did not immediately respond to a Daily News request for comment.




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