By: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer

Gotti: The Life and Death of John Gotti (2017) is the upcoming American biographical crime drama film directed by Kevin Connolly and written by Lem Dobbs and Leo Rossi.

The film is based on the life of New York City mobster John Gotti and his oldest. The film stars Golden Globe Award-Winning actor John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Spencer Lofranco and Victor Gojcaj.

“The film will reveal the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who, while brought up to lead a life of crime, chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself and the Gotti name. Never before has there been such an inside look at the Gotti family and their world of danger, betrayal and redemption. John Gotti was head of the Gambino crime family, which in its time was the largest and most powerful crime organization in the country. Known as the “Dapper Don,” John Gotti’s flamboyant style and outspoken personality made him one of the most famous mobsters of the 20th century and he ruled the underworld until he died from cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence. In 1988, at the age of 24, Gotti Jr. became a “made man,” and was officially inducted into the Mafia, making him the heir-apparent to head the Gambino crime family and follow in his father’s footsteps. But in 1999, Gotti Jr. paid a now-famous last visit to his imprisoned and dying father to … Written by Steve Honig

Cast: John Travolta | Kelly Preston | Stacy Keach | Pruitt Taylor Vince | See Full Cast

genres: mobster | gangster | crime lord | organized crime

MPAA Rating: R

Directed by: Kevin Connolly

Screenplay by: Lem Dobbs | Leo Rossi

Executive Producer: Noel Ashman | Barry Brooker | Peter Capozzi

Produced by: Randall Emmett

Production co: EFO FilmsFiore Films | Highland Film Group (HFG)

Country: USA

Budget: $10,000,000 (estimated)

Lionsgate Premiere (USA) | Marco Polo Production (France)

Theatrical Release Date: TBA

Watch the official trailer of Gotti (2017)

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