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John Travolta's 'Gotti' Film 'Put On Hold'

October 10th, 2011 11:59am EDT

John Travolta John Travolta's upcoming movie about the notorious Gotti family has been put on hold due to financial issues, according to a report.

The Hollywood actor is due to star as late Mafia boss John Gotti, who died in prison in 2002, in upcoming movie Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father, alongside his real-life wife Kelly Preston and Al Pacino. Filming is slated to begin in January ahead of a 2012 release date, but a new report suggests production has been put on hold.

Showbiz411.com reports work on the project has come to a halt and won't resume until more financing is secured.

A source tells the website, "If (producer) Marc Fiore doesn't come up with money this week, and doesn't show that more is coming, and that he's really secured financing, it could all fall apart."

The film's producers are also facing a legal battle with Goodfellas star Joe Pesci, who is suing bosses at Fiore Films over allegations he was offered a $3 million deal to play Angelo Ruggiero, an associate of Gotti, but was later told he would be given a smaller part.

Related: Al Pacino, Goodfellas, Joe Pesci, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Celebrity, Movies

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