Gotti: Three Generations hasnâ€™t even gone before cameras yet, but itâ€™s still had such an eventful pre-production. Not only did Nick Cassavetes sign on direct and then leave, but Barry Levinson took up the reigns, bringing Al Pacino along with him. Then, the two of them decided that they would make an adaptation of a Philip Roth novel, titled The Humbling. This was an especially surprising development, as they expressed a desire to make this first; naturally, this would cause a delay in Gottiâ€˜s production.
Whatâ€™sPlaying (via CinemaBlend) reports that production company Fiore Films has changed the filmâ€™s title, to the more traditional-sounding Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father. The name sounds a lot better to me, as it centers the focus more on the son than the entire family. Or something to that degree. Whatâ€™s curious is that the movie is still apparently set to start production this fall, with a release scheduled for 2012. This news has emerged, despite reports saying that The Humbling would be getting made first. Maybe the latter has a short production schedule? Weâ€™ll have to wait and see. The movie also stars John Travolta as the famed mobster, it also has Lindsay Lohan, Joe Pesci, Kelly Preston, and Ella Bleu Travolta.