A top Mafia expert tells Page Six that John Travolta’s Gotti movie will be “god-awful”. That doesn’t bode well for Lindsay Lohan’s comeback role.
“It has the potential of being a ‘Top 10’ movie, but I don’t think it will be,” said George Anastasia, co-author of “The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies.”
The problem is the Gotti family’s involvement in “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father” makes it into a “home movie” about their adored father, he said. Page Six
Though none of this matters because the movie is now on hold indefinitely due to financial issues, i.e., they don’t have money for it. Producer Marc Fiore has been using the old “money is coming from overseas” excuse on his actors. Probably from benevolent Japanese businessmen.
It does appear that the “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father” has simply hit the wall. There’s no money to move forward, and producer Marc Fiore has not been able to raise the money he needs. Fiore has been telling various players in this saga that “money is coming from overseas,” etc. But so far it hasn’t arrived. All work has halted, although not much work has actually happened. It’s unlikely production could begin in January since almost nothing has been done yet viz a viz sets, costumes, or planning. Showbiz 411
On the bright side, Lindsay doesn’t have to come back from Paris where she’s working with Philipp Plein on his new collection. You hear that Lindsay? You DON’T have to COME BACK. Take all the time you need.