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Lionsgate drops Cincinnati-filmed 'Gotti' biopic just 10 days before scheduled release

Posted: 8:14 AM, Dec 06, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-06 13:14:46Z

CINCINNATI -- Movie buffs will have to wait a little longer to see familiar sights from around the Tri-State on the silver screen.

John Travolta's Gotti biopic, which was filmed all around Greater Cincinnati this summer, has been sold back to its production company just 10 days before its scheduled Dec. 15 release. 

Lionsgate did not explain to Entertainment Weekly why it chose to not distribute "The Life and Death of John Gotti" when it sold it back to Emmett/Furla/Oasis. Entertainment Weekly speculated that the release will now occur sometime in 2018.

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The movie stars Travolta as ill-fated mobster John Gotti, head of the infamous Gambino family. Travolta's real-life wife Kelly Preston co-stars as the mobster's wife, Victoria Gotti.

Filming started in Finneytown on July 25 and wrapped up by the end of August