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John Travolta's 'Gotti' Movie Is Back On Track

December 2nd, 2011 1:36pm EST

John TravoltaJohn Travolta's Mafia movie about the family of notorious mobster John Gotti is back on track after producers secured funding for the film.

Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father was put on ice in October due to financial issues, sparking fears director Barry Levinson would have to postpone shooting, which is scheduled to begin in January.

Nevertheless, he's now confirmed filming will go ahead after the movie's producers resolved their money problems.

Levinson tells E! Online, "I think we've got the money sorted out now. It's coming together."

Travolta will play New York mob boss Gotti, who died in prison in 2002, alongside his wife Kelly Preston, as Gotti's daughter Victoria, and Ben Foster, as the gangster's son and heir John Gotti, Jr.

Barry Levinson

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