“John’s getting too much press,” we hear in the new trailer for the upcoming mob pic Gotti, which stars John Travolta as the Dapper Don with the Teflon coating.
Revenge is a dish best served cold, according to an old Sicilian expression that’s not done with hand gestures, and Kevin Connolly is dipping his beak. The director, best known for his work on Entourage, is unleashing his new crew. His upcoming mob biopic Gotti release date is on June 15. The film stars John Travolta as John Gotti.
Gotti “made his bones doing a piece of work for Don Carlo Gambino,” the trailer tells us. From that day on the Teflon Don was a man on the rise. Gotti has a similar look to Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. The film will tell Gotti’s story over three decades, but will largely focus on the years after he was made boss by killing the top guy and then assuming his place.” Paul Castellano was a fish in the desert when he was gunned down outside Sparks Steakhouse in midtown Manhattan.
Gotti also stars Travolta’s real-life wife Kelly Preston as Gotti’s wife Victoria. John Gotti, Jr. will be played by Spencer Lofranco (King Cobra). Gotti also stars Spencer Pruitt Taylor Vince, Stacy Keach, Chris Mulkey and William DeMeo.Catch Chris Kerson who played Nails on True Detective as rat fink Willie Boy Johnson in the official trailer. Kerson broke omertà on Den of Geek’s podcast The World We Deserve Episode 8.
“Vito and Michael Corleone, Tony Soprano, Tony Montana. Thanks to Hollywood, they were all considered to be some of the most powerful, influential and feared names in the world of organized crime,” reads the official synopsis. John Gotti was all that and more. Because he was real. Very real…
“A kid raised on the streets of New York, the young Gotti found his way into the Gambino crime family, where he was taken under the wing of underboss Aniello Dellacroce (Stacy Keach). Utilizing a combination of cunning, guile, street smarts, and ruthless determination he quickly and effectively scaled the heights to position himself as a Capo in the organization, proving himself to be a lucrative earner.
“Over the course of time, Gotti grew dissatisfied and resentful of the leadership the Gambino crew. His solution was simple. With trusted alliances in place, and strategic planning, Gotti had the boss ‘removed,’ and soon after, took the mantle of the head of the family.
“An immensely profitable venture to begin with, the “families” flourished even further under Gotti’s leadership, becoming one of the most powerful criminal organizations in New York’s history.
“While his other high-level associates stayed far from the limelight, Gotti courted the cameras, displaying a level of charm, charisma and style, which earned him the nickname of the ‘Dapper Don,’ and the admiration of thousands of New Yorkers. When he eluded prosecution on three high- profile trials in a row, the media added another nickname, dubbing him the ‘Teflon Don.’
“On a personal note, from the time they exchanged their marital vows, Victoria (KELLY PRESTON) had promised to take care of John and give their children a stable home life, and she asked but one thing from her husband: that he never allow any of their children to be exposed to their father’s “profession.” While Gotti had readily agreed, he would ultimately break that vow when John Jr. (Spencer LoFranco) made the decision to walk away from the military academy he was attending. He asked for, and received the blessing of his father to join the family business. Much like his father had done, Junior quickly ascended the ranks and took his place as his father’s Capo.
“Constantly under intense surveillance by the authorities, Gotti believed himself to be impervious as long as his crew adhered to the code of silence that he himself had always lived by. It was only when his right-hand man, Sammy ‘The Bull’ Gravano (William DeMao), faced with multiple charges that would lead to certain conviction, decided to make a deal with the FBI, and testified against his former boss.
“After years of avoiding prosecution, the weight of the evidence and the damning testimony finally broke through the teflon exterior, and John Gotti was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.
“Never wavering in his dedication to the syndicate throughout his life, it was from behind bars where Gotti would be faced with the hardest decision he would ever have to make. On a visit to the prison, the younger Gotti asked for his father’s blessing to leave the criminal empire. Gotti Sr. is forced to reexamine his life and priorities, and determine for the first time, if he can put the needs of his family over those of ‘The Family.’
Check out the Gotti trailer here:
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Gotti Release Date
Gotti hits theaters on June 15th.