A venture that’s been kicking round since 2011 is eventually seeing the sunshine of day: Particularly, John Travolta doing his greatest Goodfellas impression.
Really, it’s the biopic Gotti, based mostly on the lifetime of the notorious (and attention-loving) New York mob boss John Gotti. The above trailer makes it appear like it’s going to be a reasonably in depth swath of the person’s life story—over the course of three a long time—however centered largely on the years following his ascent to energy, due to a intelligent little little bit of diplomacy referred to as “killing the highest man after which assuming his place.” Travolta’s real-life spouse Kelly Preston costars as Gotti’s loyal spouse, and the mobster’s son John Gotti, Jr. (Spencer Lofranco) additionally performs a big function, as Gotti brings his youngster into that world in opposition to the desires of his partner.
However even in a film the place Travolta is enjoying a larger-than-life mob boss with an outsized perspective and fame to match (Gotti’s nickname was “The Teflon Don”), essentially the most uncommon factor isn’t the casting. It’s the director: The movie is shot by Kevin Connolly, a.ok.a. “E” from Entourage. The actor has shot a few smaller indie movies, in addition to two episodes of Entourage and—weirdly—a couple of installments of his early present, Unhappily Ever After, which you will keep in mind for that includes a speaking rabbit named Mr. Floppy, voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait. We’ll know whether or not he can efficiently seize the New York prison underworld when Gotti opens December 15.