Filming has finally started on The Life and Death of John Gotti the biopic about the life of infamous New York mafia boss.
News of the upcoming film broke back in 2010 but it’S been a bumpy road for the often on and then off again project encountering funding and other problems along the way. John Travolta is playing the role of John Gotti and has been tied to the project for some time saying he stuck with the mobster based biopic because of the quality of the story. The movie is being filmed in Ohio taking advantage of some recently revised motion picture tax credits available there. According to a report, the first scenes of the film were shot in Indian Hill on Stone Barn Road.
“Travolta as the Dapper Don John Gotti“
Kevin Connolly is directing the new mafia movie and it is being produced by Emmett/Furla Oasis Films in association with Fiore Films. Kelly Preston, the real-life wife of Travolta will also play his wife on screen playing the part of Victoria Gotti along with Pruitt Taylor Vince playing the role of Gotti enforcer Angelo Ruggiero and Stacy Keach who will play the role of Gambino family underboss and Gotti mentor Neil Dellacroce. The part of John Gotti Jr will be played by Spencer Lofranco with William DeMeo playing the part of mobster turned rat Sammy Gravano along with Leo Rossi in the role of mobster Bobby Boriello.
“DeCicco, Gotti, Gravano“
As of now, the new mafia movie is set to make its premiere sometime in 2017. Travolta said of the film “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.”