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'Gotti' Movie Takes a Hit -- New Director Wanted

4/18/2011 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John Travolta is looking for someone to call the shots on his new Gotti biopic because director Nick Cassavetes is no longer on board.

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According to sources close to the production of "Gotti: Three Generations" ... Executive Producer Marc Fiore released Cassavetes because of scheduling conflicts with another film he was shooting.

We're told the hunt has already begun for a new director.

Filming on 'Gotti' is scheduled to begin in the Fall.



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Majestik    

Isn't this the same guy that's slated to take over Liam Neeson's cameo in "The Hangover 2" Why would ANYONE pick a director to film an acting part?

1222 days ago
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Amber    

Seriously? Gotti: Three Generations? That's the best title they could come up with? That doesn't give me much hope for the quality of the script...

1222 days ago
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Lena    

UGH! Lindsay Lohan must be desperate for drug money!

She looks NOTHING like that hag Victoria Gotti. One day she might have that hard used up look---especially if she keeps on keeping on like she has been....she'll be a hard Effed up looking hasbeen but not yet.

Victoria Gotta was a never been and Lindsay Lohan would not be convincing as that witch. Donattella Vesace would be a dead ringer for her. Madonna's leathery ass sure...Lindsay Lohan....not a chance at looking like her.

John Travolta is too tall to play that murderous dwarf John Gotti...but I tell ya....Donkey Kong the cartoon ape...looks exactly like Junior.

1222 days ago
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Crabbey    

So, you've got the closeted $cientologi$t already signed and big rumors swirling about a coked out, alcoholic felon fighting for another part. And the director wants to bolt? Hahahahahahahahahaha!

1222 days ago
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CrashAndBurn    

Are they sure is was a scheduling conflict?... Or was it an offer he simply just couldn't refuse.

1222 days ago
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Rhubino    

Lena, make-up and hair can do wonders both ways. Did you see Charlize Theron in "Monster"?

1222 days ago
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anony    

Why in hell does Nick Cassavettes have NECK tattoos?

1222 days ago
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Kathy    

Scheduling problems?--another common excuse to get off an awful film project. The whole thing sounds like a disaster--especially casting Ms. Lohan.

1222 days ago
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Originalkat    

Are they sure it wasn't the "Lindsay Lohan Domino Effect" if she gets hired for the movie?

1222 days ago
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Simone    

I hope this movie tanks. Even better I hope it never gets made.

I'll do my share to boycott any sponsors of it.

The only publicity the Gotti thugs deserve is a jail mugshot.

1222 days ago
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EJanvier03    

Majestik

Isn't this the same guy that's slated to take over Liam Neeson's cameo in "The Hangover 2" Why would ANYONE pick a director to film an acting part?

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Nick Cassavetes was originally an actor before getting into directing

1222 days ago
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ashley    

I probably would have went to see this movie....that's until I heard Lindsey & kim k will possibly be casted. Eff that!

1222 days ago
13.

ted    

He didn't want to work with Hohan.

1222 days ago
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kimmi    

LMAO @ Dann. Spot on!!

I made up my mind not to see this POS right after Travolta signed on to play Gotti. And why would they give any attention to that awful leather handbag of a daughter?? She's as useless as Lindsay Lohan and twice as annoying!

1222 days ago
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NobodySpecial    

Cassavetes was a horrible choice. Even though this film look like crap Cassavetes isnt even good enough to direct that.

Get someone with real experience, not a couple of lousy bombs like this guy.

1222 days ago
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