John Travolta's Teflon Don gets out of distribution jail. Mob biopic Gotti release date will be June 15
Revenge is a dish best served cold, according to an old Sicilian expression that’s not done with hand gestures, and Kevin Connolly is dipping his beak. The director, best known for his work on Entourage, is getting ready to unleash his new crew, which looked like it might have been locked up for life. Connolly took to Instagram to announce the upcoming mob biopic Gotti has a new release date, June 15, according to Variety. The film, which stars John Travolta as John Gotti, was originally due to be released in December 2017.
Lionsgate reportedly planned to screen Gotti in a few theaters, and then flip it straight to home video. Producers Emmett/Furla/Oasis exercised a clause to buy movie back, and shopped it to a new distributor. Connolly did not say which distributor picked up film.
“Let me tell you, New York City is the greatest city in the world. I was a kid in these streets and I made it the top,” John Travolta says as John Gotti in the trailer for the upcoming biopic Gotti. If anyone could claim “My Way” as a theme song it was the Dapper Don of the Gambino Crime Family.
Gotti “made his bones doing a piece of work for Don Carlo Gambino,” the trailer tells us. From that day on the Teflon Don was a man on the rise. Gotti has a similar look to Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. The film will tell Gotti’s story over three decades, but will largely focus on the years after he was made boss by killing the top guy and then assuming his place.” Paul Castellano was a fish in the desert when he was gunned down outside Sparks Steakhouse in midtown Manhattan.
Directed by Kevin Connolly, Gotti also stars Travolta’s real-life wife Kelly Preston as Gotti’s wife Victoria. John Gotti, Jr. will be played by Spencer Lofranco (King Cobra). Chris Kerson from True Detective will play Willie Boy Johnson. Gotti also stars Spencer Pruitt Taylor Vince, Stacy Keach, Chris Mulkey and William DeMeo.
Check out the Gotti trailer here:
Gotti Release Date
Gotti hits theaters on June 15th.