Gotti: In The Shadow Of My Father adds Chazz Palminteri to cast

August 29th 2011 | Posted by UnderBoss


Seems the upcoming Gotti biopic is yet again one step closer to a complete cast with the addition of Chazz Palminteri. Palminteri has officially signed on to play the role of Gambino crime family boss Paul Castellano in Gotti: In the shadow of my father. He joins what some consider to be already be a star filled cast including Kelly Preston , Al Pacino , and Ben Foster. The film is slated to begin shooting in January in New York and is being produced by Marc Fiore and directed by Barry Levinson.


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There have been quite a few bumps in the road along the way as the cast of characters comes together to make the film happen. Original director Nick Cassavetes was forced to pull out in April because of a scheduling issue which lead to the addition of Levinson. Then Joe Pesci who is now suing Fiore says he was offered a role and put on 30 pounds in preparation for it to only be offered a different role later down the road. Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan was also set to have a starring role then was fired 24 hours later before being added back and now is out again as she is said to be working a deal with Fiore which now doesn’t include the Gotti biopic.

Pre-production on Gotti: In the shadow of my father is now set to begin in September of next year with the principle photography set to take place on January 3. The movie is said to show the father and son relationship between Junior Gotti and his father one time Gambino family boss John Gotti along with the families organized crime links.



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