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John Travolta's little girl is all grown up!
The 13-year-old looked beautiful (and like a true New Yorker) as she opted for an all-black ensemble and a genuine, bashful smile. We think she looks like a spitting image of her A-list father, too!
A budding actress herself, Ella Bleu's last role was in the 2009 movie "Old Dogs," which starred her parents and Robin Williams. You will also find her next in the film "Gotti: In The Shadow Of My Father," due to come out in 2014.
- Liat Kornowski
Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson was previously attached to the fact-based gangster thriller based on the life of John Gotti and his ‘family’. However, Jurassic Park 3 and Captain America’s Joe Johnston’s was recently installed as the new helmer.
Real-life couple John Travolta and Kelly Preston have been attached to the project from pretty much day one, with Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Lindsay Lohan, Ben Foster and Chazz Palminteri also set to co-star. Whether or not those names are still interested (well, Pesci has a lawsuit pending against to producers so you can rule him out) following Levinson’s departure remains to be seen but we can at least confirm Anthony Hopkins has joined the cast in the murderous story told from the point-of-view of the late mafia Don’s son. The Academy Award-winning actor has previously worked with Johnston on Universal’s remake of The Wolfman.
- Craig Hunter
Following director Joe Johnston's recent attachment to the mobster biopic Gotti comes word, via Variety , that Anthony Hopkins will be joining John Travolta and Kelly Preston in the cast. The film, which adapts Gotti's life from the point of view of his son, was previously set to star, in addition to Travolta and Preston, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Lindsay Lohan, Ben Foster and Chazz Palminteri. Barry Levinson was previously attached to helm that earlier iteration of the project, which was to have been titled Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father . The rights to the story, which, in reality ended with the death of Gotti in prison in 2002, are held by Marc Fiore and his Fiore Films where actor Leo Rossi supplied the original screenplay. Hopkins, who recently played the title role »
Kicking around since 2011, biopic “Gotti” (aka “Gotti: In The Shadow Of My Father” aka “Gotti: Three Generations”) was originally set to be directed by Barry Levinson with a cast that included John Travolta as Gotti Sr. alongside Al Pacino, Ben Foster and Joe Pesci, among others. Of course that never came to pass -- mostly due to legal and money problems -- but now things look to finally be set for some real movement on the film with a new director announced. Joe Johnston, last seen directing “Captain America: The First Avenger” for Marvel, has been announced as the director with shooting now set to begin this fall in New York. Out of the cast originally assembled two year ago, the only one still attached is Travolta as the infamous head of the Gotti family. Hopefully they can reassemble the cast as closely as they can. We’re sure Lindsay Lohan »
- Cain Rodriguez
About a year and a half ago, a developing biopic about Gambino crime family head John Gotti Sr. was developing with John Travolta playing the mob mastermind nicknamed the "Dapper Don." Nick Cassavetes was once directing, but ended up being replaced with Barry Levinson, and names like Al Pacino, Ben Foster, Chazz Palminteri and even Lindsay Lohan (who later fell away) were circling roles. But the film hit a wall when financing fell through in October of 2011, and the film was dead in the water. Now THR reports the project is back with Travolta still attached and Joe Johnston in the director's chair. Read on! The film has been called Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father and Gotti: Three Generations, but now has been simplified to just Gotti with producer Marc Fiore still involved along with Radar Pictures' Ted Field and Relativity Media handling U.S. distribution. Last we heard, »
- Ethan Anderton
John Travolta had this to say about the addition of the director.
"I'm looking forward to portraying John Gotti -- it's been a long time coming. And I think that Johnston is an exciting and fresh addition to the vision of the film. We are all looking forward to starting production."
Joe Johnston went on to express his excitement about the project.
"I think we've always been fascinated with the idea of the romantic outlaw. John Gotti could be in one instance a charismatic, kind and loving family man, »
Mobster biopic Gotti is getting a second life. Veteran filmmaker Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) has come aboard to direct the film for Fiore Films' Marc Fiore and Radar Pictures' Ted Field, while Relativity Media has snapped up U.S. distribution rights. Gotti also will be heading to Cannes, where Im Global will shop the project to foreign buyers. Gotti stars John Travolta as the famed Gambino crime family head John Gotti Sr., nicknamed the "Dapper Don." The movie has been a longtime passion project for Travolta. "I'm looking forward to portraying John Gotti -- it's been a
- Pamela McClintock
Proving that you can't keep a good gangster down, after years of struggle Gotti finally has a director. Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, Captain America) has just signed to fill the director's chair vacated first by Nick Cassavetes and subsequently by Barry Levinson. John Travolta, who's been with the project from early on, remains incumbent as the "Dapper Don" John Gotti Sr.Previously known as Gotti: Three Generations, the film revolves around the Gambini Family mobster convicted in 1992 of murder, extortion, racketeering, loan-sharking, illegal gambling and, just like Al Capone, tax evasion. The all-round goodfella died in prison in 2002.Previous reports suggest that his story will be viewed from the point-of-view of his son John Jr (yet to be cast) who himself wasn't unknown to the law. He served a nine-year sentence for racketeering, but is now on the straight-and-narrow. He gets the film's story credit, while the screenplay has been »
Although plans for a previous iteration of the project fell apart, Gotti (formerly Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father ) is back on track with Joe Johnston now signed on to direct, according to a story at The Hollywood Reporter . John Travolta remains attached to play the title role of mobster John Gotti. The film, which adapts Gotti's life from the point of view of his son, was previously set to star, in addition to Travolta, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Lindsay Lohan, Kelly Preston, Ben Foster and Chazz Palminteri. Barry Levinson was previously attached to helm. The rights to the story, which, in reality ended with the death of Gotti in prison in 2002, are held by Marc Fiore and his Fiore Films where actor Leo Rossi supplied the original screenplay. Johnston most recently »
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