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John Travolta & Kelly Preston in Official Trailer for Crime Biopic 'Gotti'

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September 26, 2017
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Gotti Trailer

"I will build something that nobody can destroy." Lionsgate has released the first official trailer for a new crime thriller titled Gotti, spanning three decades telling the story of legendary crime boss John Gotti Sr., as played by John Travolta. The story focuses on Gotti's rise to power in New York City, as well as his wife Victoria Gotti, played by Kelly Preston, along with his son John Gotti Jr., played by Spencer Lofranco. The full cast includes Stacy Keach, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Megan Leonard, Lydia Hull, William DeMeo, Tyler Jon Olson, Leo Rossi, and Ella Bleu Travolta. The pitch for this makes it seem like it wants to be the next Godfather, but the footage does not live up to that comparison. Travolta actually looks good in the role, but the rest of it doesn't seem that impressive to me, yet another typical mob crime biopic.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Kevin Connolly's Gotti, direct from Lionsgate's YouTube:

Gotti Movie Poster

Gotti follows infamous crime boss John Gotti’s (John Travolta) rise to become the “Teflon Don” of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City. Spanning three decades and recounted by his son John Jr. (Spencer Lofranco), Gotti examines Gotti's tumultuous life as he and his wife (Kelly Preston) attempt to hold the family together amongst tragedy and multiple prison sentences. Gotti is directed by acclaimed American actor-turned-filmmaker Kevin Connolly, director of the films Dear Eleanor and Gardener of Eden previously, as well as a few episodes of "Entourage". The screenplay is written by Lem Dobbs and Leo Rossi. This has not premiered at any film festivals or otherwise. Lionsagte will release Connolly's Gotti in select theaters + on VOD starting December 15th at the end of this year. First impression? Who's curious?

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

Could be good. Travolta looks like he's giving it his all.

Xerxexx on Sep 26, 2017

2

agreed. It looks like an entertaining story to me.

dan on Sep 26, 2017

3

Never did see Saturday Night Fever. No interest.

grimjob on Sep 26, 2017

4

Exactly. Never understood all the interest about that film ...

shiboleth on Sep 27, 2017

5

It's one of those films that always comes up for some reason or another, and always in a fond way. But god, it looks horrible. I wonder if I'm missing something, and should give it a shot just because it has it's place in cinematic history. But no, I can't do it. Such a ridiculous premise and I'm not a disco fan.

grimjob on Sep 27, 2017

6

being a bit harsh here don't ya think? Saturday Night Fever was considered to be one of the best films in 1977. Its not all about Disco. Its a rather dark film er it was for '77 at least. Granted that's my un-required opinion.

Xerxexx on Sep 27, 2017

7

There are two versions of the film. I think the pg version is a husk of a good film. Won't demand people like it just willing to attempt to defend it lol.

Xerxexx on Sep 27, 2017

8

True lol

Xerxexx on Sep 28, 2017

9

kinda hard to top the HBO version but I watch all mafia movies release so will give it a fair shot

desispeed on Sep 26, 2017

10

I'm sorry but John Gotti has got to be the most overhyped/overrated mob boss of all time and I'm just sick of hearing about his "legend" as though he revolutionized organized crime or something. So I'm gonna pass on this.

JohnDoeB on Sep 27, 2017

11

Oh, come on, Gotti? Aren't there already few films about him? And, from time to time, there's some sympathy for Travolta (I guess, it must be from Pulp Fiction), but I'm not sure about this ...

shiboleth on Sep 27, 2017

12

I've had a hard time taking Travolta seriously for many years. I still see Vinnie Barbarino in him. I also think he lacks dimension in his characters. The only performance of worth was Pulp Fiction.

Quanah on Sep 28, 2017

13

I thought Travolta looked great in this.

CF on Sep 29, 2017

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