The director had a scheduling conflict with his project “Yellow”
Nick Cassavetes won't, as it turns out, direct "Gotti: Three Generations," the upcoming biopic of mobster John Gotti.
A spokesman for producer Marc Fiore told TheWrap that Cassavetes has been working on the movie "Yellow" for some time, and that a scheduling conflict arose. In Nick Cassavetes Picture.jpg” style=”border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; float: left; width: 200px; height: 294px; ” title=”” />the past few days, Fiore released Cassavetes from doing the film.
Fiore is looking for a new director.
He also wrote and directed the 2009 "My Sister's Keeper" and the 2006 "Alpha Dog." He directed the 2004 "The Notebook" and wrote the 2001 "Blow."
Actor-writer Leo Rossi wrote the screenplay.
The movie focuses on the head of the Gambino crime family, and his relationship with his son, John Gotti Jr., who became a "made man" when he was 24.
Fay Devlin, Michael Froch, Rob Logozio, Marty Ingels, Anson Downes, Linda Favila are executive producers. ICM is handling worldwide sales.