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Originally posted 05/04/2011 10:45AM
The upcoming movie about the Gotti crime family is turning into a family affair for the actors, too.
Fiore Films has confirmed that Kelly Preston will join her real-life husband John Travolta, who plays John Gotti Sr., as his onscreen wife. Victoria Gotti, in Gotti: Three Generations.
And not only that – their real-life daughter, Ella Bleu, 11, will play their on-screen daughter, Angel Gotti.
Originally posted 04/20/2011 01:00PM
Lindsay Lohan can fuggedabout playing Victoria Gotti on film.
"We are not talking any further about Lindsay playing Victoria," says Marc Fiore, producer of Gotti: Three Generations. "She is no longer being considered. The talks have stopped. We are going to meet with other people [for the role]."
But just last week, it seemed almost a sure thing when Lohan popped up at the movie's April 12 press conference and looked strikingly like Victoria Gotti. Even John Travolta, who's playing Gotti Sr., in the yet-to-be-made flick said, "I always thought she was gorgeous and talented."
So is Lohan just too expensive and troublesome to insure with all of her past legal troubles?
Originally posted 04/18/2011 07:00AM
The Gotti name linked to controversy – again?
John Travolta recently called his next movie, Gotti: Three Generations – in which he'll play Mob boss John Gotti Sr. – "the most interesting untold story in America."
But that doesn't mean the subject matter is sitting well with everybody.
Adding fuel to the fire was an April 12 New York press event to drum up publicity for the upcoming film. Besides Travolta, Lindsay Lohan, who's in the running to play Victoria Gotti in the picture, attended the gathering with the famous Mob daughter
As a silver spotlight is being placed on the family, both alleged victims and critics of the Gottis are expressing outrage over their glorification.
Originally posted 04/12/2011 02:25PM
Separated at birth?
Not quite, but if Lindsay Lohan wants to play Victoria Gotti in an upcoming film about the famous family, Gotti: Three Generations, the actress certainly looked the part. Rumors have been circulating that Lohan, 24, is gunning for the role, and her appearance at a press event Tuesday in New York did noting to dispel chatter.
"Lindsay is a terrific actress," said Marc Fiore, the movie's producer, at the event at the Sheraton Hotel, which also drew out Lohan's mother, Dina. "Nothing has been finalized, but we are definitely in talks."
And while Lohan hasn't locked down the role, Victoria Gotti is a fan.
Originally posted 01/27/2011 11:45AM
Throughout the '80s, when Paramount was desperate to continue its Godfather Mob movie franchise, the one star name that kept cropping up was John Travolta, fresh from his back-to-back Saturday Night Fever and Grease smashes for the studio.
While Travolta never did join the fictitious Corleone clan, now, some 30 years later, the leading man, 56, is in talks to star in a biopic as John Gotti (1940-2002), the real-life Gambino crime family boss so adept at avoiding conviction he was nicknamed "The Teflon Don."
Director Nick Cassavetes (Face/Off, Alpha Dog) is said to be at work on the script – with unconfirmed reports also claiming that 127 Hours Best Actor nominee and this year's Oscar co-host, James Franco, 32, will play "Junior" John Gotti Jr., 46, whom prosecutors unsuccessfully tried to prove was running his father's operations while dad was behind bars.
But are these likable guys the right dynamic duo to pull off this job? PEOPLE movie fans, you decide.
Originally posted 09/24/2009 11:15AM
Onetime reality-show star Victoria Gotti is finally admitting that her father, the former head of the Gambino crime family, was behind some of the most notorious murders in recent New York history.
"I loved the man ... but I loathed the life, his lifestyle," Gotti, 46, tells the CBS newsmagazine 48 Hours Mystery in an episode to be aired Saturday. "How can anybody worship that life? How could anybody think there was any glory in that life? … I would lie awake nights and cry. 'Is my dad gonna come home? Is he gonna go to jail again? ... Is he going to get hurt? Is he gonna get killed?' "
John Gotti, who died of cancer in prison in 2002, finally lost his nickname as the Teflon Don in 1992, when he was convicted of 13 murders, including the slaying of his predecessor, Paul Castellano, outside a New York steakhouse. But Gotti had been fingered as the mastermind behind many more, such as the 1980 disappearance and apparent murder of a neighbor who accidentally ran over and killed Gotti's 12-year-old son Frank.
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