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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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31.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

Why doesn't he ask David Miscavige- his "scientologist BOSS to run the show- He is a BIGGER CROOK that Gotti ever was!!!Get Tom Cruise involved to- he to is part of that ROTTEN CLAN!!!

1231 days ago
32.

Mikey    

I bet Travolta is playing Gotti because he's under the impression that Gotti turned gay while in jail and he wants to make that the focal point of the film. No doubt the director disagreed and walked.

1231 days ago
33.

Lena    

ahhhh maybe the plans went in the toilet because Lindsay was afraid to "cured" of drug addiction by Scientology like Kirstie Alley was....

1231 days ago
34.

skhg    

How sad that travolta's a part of it. Another fool taken in by "poor little Lindsay". I won't see it if she's in it. The girl's had one chance after another. There are people in jail right now, for doing half as much as she's done, and here she is signing on to a new job.

1231 days ago
35.

Boogie P    

In other words, he realized he was attached to a glorified WEtv bipoc, and got the hell outta dodge. smart man.

Travolta and the train wreck that is Lindsay Lohan? This film hasn't even started filming yet and already it's a bomb with 10% on Rotten Tomatoes.

1231 days ago
36.

TakeAnotherLook    

The story has been told too many times by too many voices. Lohan wouldn't be enough of a draw to carry it.

1231 days ago
37.

Pat M    

Smart man........get out now before Lohan makes the entire project a nightmare and a failure.

1231 days ago
38.

FruitSalad    

John Travolta sucks. Ive seen him in movies but I couldnt name one of them off the top of my head.

1231 days ago
39.

jeebus    

Oh look, the rock is back. What happened huh to Bash?

1231 days ago
40.

MandyBean    

Martin Scorcese needs to take this film!!! Period!!!

1231 days ago
41.

jeebus    

Wow Rock care to name which movies she is doing? From what I've read there has been no confirmed reports of it.

1231 days ago
42.

Californiadesi    


Good riddance for Lindsay!It appears Nick was not sure to take
Lindsay for Gotti movie,however, Marc fiori is!

It gets difficult for an actor to work with a Director who does not want that actor in the movie in the first place,but takes up on pressure from others.

1231 days ago
43.

Rose5491    

After doing a little Googling... it turns out that the Executive Producer of the 2 movies: Gotti and some other Mob movie... namely Marc Fiore used to be the Exec VP of a property management company.

He has only produced one movie before and it totally flopped. The actors/actresses were all unknowns. It was under the National Lampoon brand. At imbd.com, it is rated a 3 out of 10.

So much for Lindsay's big comeback... lol

A Z-list producer and a Z-list former child actress and a former actor, now better known as a Scientologist.

Sounds like a winner to me... NOT.

1231 days ago
44.

Rose5491    

Sorry for the typo...

that should have been IMDb.com

1231 days ago
45.

Sher    

The second I read that Lohan was attac...oh, excuse me, one name..Lindsay...was attached to this movie, I knew it would tank. NOT relative to whether she does or doesn't have acting chops, but because she is too LINDSAY now to be lost in a character for the audience! She is not THAT good that she could sway our attention from who she is. Travolta? Yes, he is good enough that I could forget his personal drama, but LL? Nope.

1231 days ago
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