We’ve seen plenty of footage of John Travolta filming as John Gotti, also known as the Teflon Don. But now it seems the movie’s distributor, Lionsgate, is the one that wants to slip away just 10 days before the film’s release date.
According to the DailyMail, Travolta’s movie has been sold from Lionsgate to its production company, Emmett/Furla/Oasis, and now they’re in a last-minute race to find new distribution.
So, instead of being able to see Travolta’s portrayal of the infamous Gambino family crime boss on Dec. 15, it’s likely that audiences will have to wait till 2018. Apparently Lionsgate hasn’t given a full explanation as to why they’d cut ties.
This isn’t the first time “Gotti,” which started production back in 2016, has dealt with delays, casting issues and other problems.
Director Kevin Connolly reportedly tells EW, “There are nice cars and fancy suits in the movie, but we’re also showing where all that eventually leads.”
Hopefully audiences will eventually be able to finally get their Goodfella on.