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ACADEMY AWARD¬ģ-NOMINATED WRITER JAMES TOBACK SIGNS-ON TO REWRITE ‚ÄúGOTTI: THREE GENERATIONS‚ÄĚ SCRIPT WITH WRITER-DIRECTOR BARRY LEVINSON
‚ÄúBugsy‚ÄĚ writer to work with Gotti team
CANNES, May 9, 2011 ‚Äď Fiore Films, an independent production company, today announced that Academy Award¬ģ-nominated screenwriter James Toback has been signed to work on the ‚ÄúGotti: Three Generations‚ÄĚ original screenplay.
The film will be directed and rewritten by Academy Award¬ģ-winner Barry Levinson with additional writing by Toback. This is the same team that made ‚ÄúBugsy,‚ÄĚ which earned ten Academy Award¬ģ nominations.
‚ÄúEveryone involved with the film is very excited to have James Toback on-board,‚ÄĚ said Marc Fiore, executive producer and producer of ‚ÄúGotti‚ÄĚ and CEO of Fiore Films, LLC. ‚ÄúHis work with Barry Levinson on ‚ÄėBugsy‚Äô resulted in a highly acclaimed film that was widely recognized for its original screenplay.‚ÄĚ
Fiore Films acquired life rights from John Gotti, Jr., the son of the late mob boss John Gotti, to the story of his life with his father. The deal marks the first time a member of the Gotti family has entered into an agreement to tell their story for a major motion picture. Production is expected to begin in late fall, with a theatrical release in late 2012. The film will be shot in New York.
‚ÄúGotti: Three Generations‚ÄĚ reveals the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself. Never before has there been such an inside look at the life of the Gotti family and their world of danger, betrayal and redemption.
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John Gotti was head of the Gambino crime family, which in its time was the largest and most powerful crime organization in the country. Known as the ‚ÄúDapper Don,‚ÄĚ John Gotti‚Äôs flamboyant style and outspoken personality made him one of the most famous mobsters of the 20th century and he ruled the underworld until he died from cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence. In 1988, at the age of 24, Gotti Jr. became a ‚Äúmade man,‚ÄĚ and was officially inducted into the Mafia, making him the heir-apparent to head the Gambino crime family.
Fiore Films, LLC is a film production company with offices in Los Angeles and New Jersey. Films currently in production or development include ‚ÄúGotti: Three Generations‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMob Street.‚ÄĚ More information is available at www.fiorefilmsllc.com. Updates about the Gotti movie can be found on Twitter @gottimovie.
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