September 29, 2016  

Nick Cassavetes Ditches 'Gotti' for Indie Film

April 19, 2011 (5:45 am) GMT
The director is released from the John Gotti biopic when he can't find the time to fit the schedule with 'Yellow'.

Although he was present during the movie's press conference in New York last week and weighed in on the directorial view, Nick Cassavetes is not going to direct "Gotti: Three Generations". It was the case of a scheduling conflict that forces Cassavetes to pull out of the project. He was already committed to indie drama "" and was released from his "Gotti" contract on Monday, April 18.

As a result, the producers are opening a vacancy for a new director to step in and be ready for a production in fall. The movie will be shot entirely in New York in October for 2012 release. Executive producer Marc Fiore said he would self-finance the movie although he declined to reveal the budget.

is officially on board to play the late mafia John Gotti who became the head of the Gambinos and died while serving time in prison. The actor's young daughter Ella Bleu Travolta has a featured role. Meanwhile, is signed as Angelo Ruggiero and is still in talks for a role, presumably, that of Victoria Gotti.

Cassavetes' "Yellow" is set to be released next year as well, starring and among others. Co-written by Cassavetes, it's a dramedy which centers on Mary Holmes, a young woman with a drug habit and a myriad of other problems.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Watch Benedict Cumberbatch's Full Performance With Pink Floyd's David Gilmour at London Concert
  2. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Reportedly 'Living Separate Lives' Before Split
  3. What Breakup? Rob Kardashian Snapchats Blac Chyna's Belly Amid Baby Shower Drama
  4. 'NCIS' Showrunner Gary Glasberg Dies in His Sleep, the Show 'Will Not Be the Same Without Him'
  5. Idris Elba Teams Up With Pickpocket to Take on Terrorists in New 'The Take' Trailer
  6. Arrow Meets Supergirl in New Teaser of Upcoming Crossover
  7. Benedict Cumberbatch Interviews Tom Hiddleston and Refuses to Ask Him About Taylor Swift
  8. Kim Kardashian's Prankster Attacked Her Because She's So Fake