The John Gotti biopic is back on track. Kevin Connolly, from the popular HBO series, Entourage, will direct the upcoming biopic on New York Gangster Icon John Gotti. The film, which used to have the alias Gotti: In The Shadow Of My Father will star John Travolta as the guy who became the head of the Gambino crime family after a steak dinner.
With Kevin Connolly signed on to direct, John Travolta is gearing up to step into the shoes of mob boss John Gotti and he is bringing his wife and daughter along with him.
My wife looks like Victoria and my daughter looks like Angel. I says Travolta, holding court in a corner banquette with Connolly. The Entourage actor adds: It’s uncanny. I looked at pictures and was thinking this is too perfect. Life is too short not to go to work with your family and friends,
Travolta and his wife and daughter have appeared in only one other film together, the comedy Old Dogs with Robin Williams. The veteran actor says he has stuck with the mobster-based biopic for years because of the quality of the story and is excited about Connolly's take on the project.
"Kevin presented his take to me, which is the vision I've always wanted, and I believe the vision John Jr. wanted," said Travolta. "It's a small character study of John Jr. and John Sr. that investigates the realness and grittiness of their repoire and the historical events of the Gotti family."
Connolly grew up on Long Island. He directed episodes of Entourage as well as the ESPN 30/30 documentary Big Shot about the New York Islanders ripoff and the indie flick Gardener of Eden.
Connolly made his directing debut with the 2007 comedy Gardener of Eden, but is also known for directing the short Whatever We Do.
The Entourage star most recently directed episode sof ESPNS acclaimed doc series 30 for 30. He also just wrapped on his second feature, the period drama Dear Eleanor, which stars Luke Wilson and Jessica Alba
Gotti had a brush with one of the original Rat Pack members. Frank Sinatra inherited the Rat Pack from Humphrey Bogart and the chairman of the board passed on a chance to meet the still-Teflon Don after the crooner Carnegie Hall concert. Sinatra cancelled due to illness but was spotted out later that night at the Savoy Grill. In his memoir, Shadow of My Father, John Gotti Jr. says his old man almost closed the lid on Old Blue Eyes.
According to Jr., Gotti sent associate Joe Watts to explain to the singer that the next time he ducked him, “I will be the last face you will see on this earth.”
The Gotti Movie party was hosted by Suited Lifestyle Celebrity Events Group and sponsored by Alliance Entertainment Group, Ciroc and Stella Artois. In town to promote their upcoming film Gotti, producers Randall Emmett, Producer/Actor D-Teflon alongside Director/Actor Kevin Connolly and star John Travolta & guests socialized at Byblos Restauraunt.
The Gotti movie starts filming July 26 2016 in Cincinatti
Gotti was taken down by his underboss Sammy The Bull Gravano and died in prison of cancer. The cops say Junior became acting boss of the Gambino crime family but he told 60 Minutes he retired after prison.
Gotti Jr. believes that his died due to the medical neglect by prison authorities. Since when does a tooth ache become cancer in modern society?
SOURCE: Alliance Entertainment