John Travolta film cancelled a week before release

Dec 07, 2017, 01:25
John Travolta film cancelled a week before release

Lionsgate did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment on why it chose to withdraw its support for the film. Travolta, who plays the notorious mobster in the movie, says that he was unsatisfied with the studio's release model, and worked with financier and film/Broadway producer Edward Walson to change it, buying Lionsgate out of their initial deal in the hopes of securing a broader rollout elsewhere. I invited his group, they saw it and bought it. Our mistake was we should have said something right then and discussed our plan for the film.

But, in an interview with Deadline published Wednesday morning, Travolta pushed back, saying the speculation surrounding the fate of "Gotti" was "bordering on fake news". Entirely. Seeing as the film was lined up for a December 15 release, the decision to part ways with the film leaves the project in a peculiar spot. It looked like Travolta was on a new career revival, but Gotti's release cancellation may bring that momentum to a halt - though, according to Travolta, a wide release may actually boost it. It's all pure speculation though as there has been no official news on anything related to the matter, though if there is, we will likely hear so soon.

The film stars Oscar-nominated actor John Travolta as John Gotti, the infamous leader of the Gambino crime family.

John Travolta denies Lionsgate sent "Gotti" to sleep with the fishes, 10 days before its scheduled release.

The film was directed by Entourage star Kevin Connolly and also starred Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Bleu Travolta, as well as Pruitt Taylor Vince, Stacy Keach, Chris Mulkey, Lydia Hull, and Spencer Lofranco.

John Gotti arrives at court in New York City on February 8, 1990.

"He's a movie star probably proud of his work and wants to get as a wide release as possible", she continued. Attorney Gerald Schargel follows Gotti and his brother Peter Gotti, at left. It was never a matter of Lionsgate dumping the film.

"It's very expensive not to release a film". "I've seen the frustration that sometimes happens when distributors don't think of out-of-the-box ways to promote a movie, let alone spend any P&A money", he told Deadline.