In the new trailer for Kevin Connolly’s Gotti, John Travolta serves up some serious mob boss realness as the titular John Gotti, the infamous leader of the Gambino crime family. Vertical Entertainment is releasing Gotti on June 15 with Sunrider Productions.
Gotti went by many names: Teflon Don, Dapper Don, or just Gotti. Whatever you called him, Gotti became an iconic name. At a young age, Gotti found his way into the Gambino crime family, where he was taken under the wing of underboss Aniello Dellacroce (Stacey 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.
The trailer gives a taste of Gotti’s journey as he grew resentful of the leadership the Gambino squad. To change this, he simply made trusted alliances and planned strategically to have the boss removed. It wasn’t long before he took a seat at the head of the table.
In addition to Travolta and Keach, the film features Kelly Preston as Victoria Gotti and also stars Pruitt Taylor Vince, Spencer Lofranco, William DeMeo, Leo Rossi, and Victor Gojcaj.
Gotti had quite a journey getting to the big screen. Back in December, Gotti filmmakers exercised a buy-back clause with Lionsgate Premiere ten days before the pic’s day-and-date VOD release as they wanted the movie to be released wide under a new distributor. Deadline exclusively broke the news that MoviePass Ventures, the movie ticket service’s indie film finance arm, recently announced that it was taking an equity stake in Gotti.