‘Ju­nior’ Gotti to work in show­biz

Los Angeles Times - - Calendar -

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.

Louis Lanzano

GOTTI: Agrees to a deal with an in­de­pen­dent pro­duc­tion com­pany.

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