‘Junior’ Gotti to work in showbiz
Hollywood has produced no shortage of movies and TV shows about the mob, but this one’s coming straight from the most highprofile source imaginable: John “Junior” Gotti has sold the rights to his life story.
The 46-year-old son of the late legendary Gambino crime family leader, “Dapper Don” John Gotti, has agreed to a deal with the independent production company Fiore Films. Financial details weren’t made available because of a signed nondisclosure agreement, but a film about Gotti’s life is in the works with a production budget of $15 million.
Gotti was tried four times since 2005 for racketeering, with each trial ending in a hung jury. He was released from prison in December after serving nine years in a previous racketeering case. He has said he left the life of organized crime in 1999.
Gotti resides in the Long Island town of Oyster Bay, N.Y., with his six children who range in age from 4 to 20.
GOTTI: Agrees to a deal with an independent production company.