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ACADEMY AWARDÂ®-WINNING ACTOR AL PACINO AGREES TO JOIN THE CAST OF FIORE FILMS PRODUCTION OF â€śGOTTI: THREE GENERATIONSâ€ť
Legendary actor to play Gambino crime family underboss Neil Dellacroce
CANNES, May 10, 2011 â€“ Fiore Films, an independent production company, today announced that Academy AwardÂ®-winning actor Al Pacino has agreed to join the cast of â€śGotti: Three Generations.â€ť Pacino will portray Gambino crime family underboss and Gotti associate Neil Dellacroce.
â€śAl Pacino is one of the finest actors of all time, and will bring an unsurpassed level of reality and excitement to the film,â€ť said Marc Fiore, executive producer and producer of â€śGottiâ€ť and CEO of Fiore Films, LLC. â€śWe are very pleased to have Al join the extraordinary team that we are assembling to make this movie.â€ť
Al Pacino has been nominated for eight acting Academy AwardsÂ® and won in 1993 for Best Actor for â€śScent of a Woman.â€ť Pacino is also a recipient of the American Film Instituteâ€™s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Pacino is represented by ICM.
The film will be directed and rewritten by Academy AwardÂ®-winner Barry Levinson with additional writing by James Toback. This is the same team that made â€śBugsy,â€ť which earned ten Academy AwardÂ® nominations.
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.
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â€śGotti: Three Generationsâ€ť 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.
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 â€śDapper Don,â€ť John Gottiâ€™s 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 â€śmade man,â€ť 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 includeÂ â€śGotti: Three Generationsâ€ť and â€śMob Street.â€ť More information is available at www.fiorefilmsllc.com. Updates about the Gotti movie can be found on Twitter @gottimovie.
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