Lionsgate Cuts John Travolta's Gotti Biopic Just 10 Days Before Release

Lionsgate Cuts John Travolta's Gotti Biopic Just 10 Days Before Release

10 days before it was set to hit theaters, Lionsgate has pulled John Travolta's Mafia biopic "Gotti" off the schedule, persons with knowledge of the matter tell TheWrap.

Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films is expected to begin meeting with other distributors about "Gotti".

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The movie was planned to be released December 15, but is unlikely to meet that deadline. The film will be directed by Kevin Connolly, best known as talent manager Eric Murphy in the "Entourage" franchise.

Lionsgate Cuts John Travolta's Gotti Biopic Just 10 Days Before Release

Lem Dobbs and Leo Rossi penned the script for the film, which also features Travolta's wife Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Bleu Travolta, along with Stacy Keach, Chris Mulkey, Lydia Hull and Spencer Lofranco.

Lionsgate made a decision to sell the rights to the story back to production company Emmett/Furla/Oasis, reports state.

The film spans several decades of Gotti's life, showing his rise from poverty to becoming the leader of the powerful Gambino crime family in New York City.

Producers are trying to secure new distribution, The Tracking Board noted.

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