Travolta guns for wider release of 'Gotti,' buys back biopic

Travolta guns for wider release of 'Gotti,' buys back biopic

Travolta guns for wider release of 'Gotti,' buys back biopic

Travolta said to Deadline that the reports on the movie bordered on "fake news" and he had intentions of finding other companies who could release it to a bigger audience. "That is the simple explanation for this", he added. I invited his group, they saw it and bought it.

And it is also reported the film was set for a limited release but the producers wanted to widen the distribution. They said no, twice, and I literally begged them to reconsider and they finally and generously let it go, "Travolta continued". Our mistake was we should have said something right then and discussed our plan for the film.

"The Life and Death of John Gotti" stars John Travolta in the title role and co-stars Kelly Preston.

The news of the film's rescheduled release comes a month after Travolta was accused of sexual battery on a 21-year-old male. "We didn't anticipate this speculation that is so grossly wrong", he told the outlet.

According to Morgan, the producers are now negotiating with two studios that are interested in releasing the project with the aim of premiering Gotti at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

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

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Entourage actor (and member of Leonardo DiCaprio's notorious Pussy Posse) Kevin Connolly directed the movie from a script co-written by The Limey writer Lem Dobbs and The Accused actor Leo Rossi.

Gotti managed to avoid jail time throughout the 1980s but was sent to jail for life in 1992.

Travolta plays the iconic Mafia boss in the upcoming flick.

John Travolta's "Gotti" is making headlines for reportedly being dropped from release a mere 10 days before opening in theaters.

Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Anthony Hopkins were all down to portray Gotti in the film but the part eventually ended up with John Travolta. What I needed to know was why the public loved John Gotti so much.

John Gotti rises to the top of the NY underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family.

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