A sequel to the 1996 TV film “Gotti” about mobster John Gotti is within the works, with Nick Vallelonga (who co-wrote and produced “Green Book”) and George Gallo (who wrote “Midnight Run”) signed on to write down.
Armand Assante, who received an Emmy for a Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for his portrayal within the unique, is ready to reprise his title position in “Gotti 2: The Final Chapter, Facts Undisputed.” The information was introduced by the sequel’s government producer Michael Mota on the MobMovieCon occasion in Atlantic City Friday.
The 1996 movie “Gotti” and this newest sequel is to not be confused with the 2018 John Travolta movie “Gotti,” which famously scored a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes and stands as one of many overview aggregator’s worst reviewed films of all time.
The TV film “Gotti: The Rise and Fall of a Real Life Mafia Don” aired on HBO and was a fictionalized telling of his rise within the Gambino crime household earlier than being convicted of racketeering and homicide in 1992. Robert Harmon directed the movie, which additionally starred William Forsythe and Anthony Quinn and was nominated for seven Emmys, successful one for Assante.
Producing “Gotti II” are Arnold Rifkin (“Tears of the Sun”) and Johnny Arreola of Vision Studios. No director has been set, and the movie will not be arrange with a distributor.
Mota says that John Gotti’s son, John A. Gotti, is serving as an advisor on the movie and can present entry to the household’s archives, with which additionally they hope to supply a documentary about Gotti’s life. “Gotti II,” nevertheless, will likely be a fiction movie.
“John’s mission is to inform his father’s story factually and comprehensively, which is exactly why he has come to us in our shared capability as storytellers. He understands that with ‘Gotti II’ we are going to ship the reality by way of the highly effective automobile of dramatic fiction,” Mota said. “He is aware of that the Gotti fictions written and advised as reality by so-called authorities are finest described as bogey man tales – fables cynically designed to maintain an under-informed citizenry scared and prepared to excuse the various unlawful and immoral excesses of their self-proclaimed ‘honorable’ protectors.”
He continued: “The solely promise we make to John and, by extension his household, is one among honesty all through the storytelling course of. He has willingly accepted our assurance that punches won’t be pulled, and he acknowledges that corrective surgical procedure is rarely cold, however, when accomplished with ability and honor, nearly all the time efficient.”
Vallelonga received two Oscars for 2018’s “Green Book,” together with Best Original Screenplay and for Best Picture.
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