Mob Life! John Gotti Jr. to Tell All in Documentary, Film, Book!  


John Gotti Jr. is going to reveal his experience growing up Gotti in an organized crime family in a documentary film, a feature film, and a book!

DeadlineHollywoodDaily exclusively learned that:

Gotti Jr., the former head of the Gambino crime family, will soon be looking to make deals to tell a father-son story and what it was like to grow up with a dad who was the most famous mob boss in America. Gotti Jr. followed in his father's footsteps, eventually taking over after his father, John Gotti, was sent to prison for life for racketeering and other offenses. Junior, who has long maintained he left the crime game in 1999, is free to tell his tale after federal prosecutors in January announced they would not seek a fifth trial against Gotti Jr. for alleged offenses that included racketeering and murder. The first four cases resulted in mistrials.


Apparently, he's 75% finished writing his tell-all book, and his ready to shop his book and movie deal around! The plan is for the documentary to be finished by spring of 2011 even though there's no director attached to the project yet.

Tony D’Aiuto, one of the attorneys who successfully defended Gotti Jr. in his last trial, told DeadlineHollywood that, “He’s (Gotti Jr.) willing to go all the way, revealing as much as possible without hurting anyone who’s still involved in the street life."

The big question -- who should play Gotti Jr. in the feature film?

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Bryan Cranston in Talks to Wear "Crowne" with Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks 


As we told you last January, Tom Hanks co-wrote and will direct the film "Larry Crowne" and he'll team up with his "Charlie Wilson's War" co-star Julia Roberts.

Back in January, all we knew was the film is going to be about "a middle-aged man being forced to find a new career." We now know more about the film.

First, "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston is in final negotiations to co-star. The dramedy is being financed by Vendome and will be distributed by Universal. And Hanks co-wrote the script with Nia Vardalos. The actor produced her mega-hit "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

The Hollywood Reporter tells us that "the story centers on the title character (Hanks), who is downsized from his job and decides to start over by enrolling in college. There he forms some unexpected bonds with fellow students while also catching the eye of a professor (Roberts)."

Aw, it's one of those mature coming-of-age stories. Cranston will star as Roberts' husband, a blogger and an online porn addict. HA!

Production will begin shooting in Los Angeles this month.

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Another Leonardo DiCaprio News -- This Time, He's "Travis McGee" 


This DiCaprio dude is one busy actor! Yesterday, we said he's in talks to star as J. Edgar Hoover for director Clint Eastwood, today, he's attached to play "Travis McGee" for Oliver Stone who's negotiating to helm the project for Fox.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "McGee is the shaggy hero of 21 detective novels written by John D. MacDonald and could provide fodder for another Fox franchise. The movie will be based on the first book in the series, “The Deep Blue Good-by,” published in 1964. The novel tracks the Florida-based “salvage consultant” as he reluctantly leaves his houseboat to go in search of a treasure hidden by a soldier after World War II."

"The Deep Blue Good-by" paints its hero as a non-conformist, boat bum, knight in slightly tarnished armor as he sets out on a wild journey through the wreckage of a woman's soul. Eloquent!

The script have been written by Dana Stevens (“City of Angels”) and Kario Salem (”The Score”). More than likely, this will be Stone's next project after the release of his "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" also from Fox.

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Hot New Trailer! Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in "Knight and Day" 


It's finally here, the long-awaited pairing of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz who showed great chemistry in 2001's "Vanilla Sky."

This looks like an interesting film, directed by James Mangold (from "Walk the Line" to "3:10 to Yuma," he's a great storyteller in my book). BUT, this film has been rewritten soooooooo many times (look at the credits below) that it's not a good sign. Hopefully, Mangold and company were able to straighten the script prior to shooting. We'll see...

So what is the movie all about? According to Yahoo Movies:

A wholesome, Midwestern woman accidentally gets involved with an international super spy and is forced to flee the country with him while he protects a dangerous new piece of technology.


Twentieth Century FOX is releasing this film on July 2nd, to brighten up your 4th of July weekend :happy

Here's the trailer!



Here's more info on the film:

Actors Tom Cruise
Cameron Diaz
Maggie Grace
Marc Blucas
Paul Dano
Peter Sarsgaard
Jordi Mollà (II)
Roy Miller
June Havens

Director James Mangold

Writers (LOOK AT ALL THE WRITERS!!!)

Patrick O Neill Screenplay
Scott Frank Screenplay (rewrite)
Dana Fox Screenplay (rewrite)
Laeta Kalogridis Screenplay (rewrite)
Ted Griffin Screenplay (current revisions)
Nick Griffin Screenplay (current revisions)
James Mangold Screenplay (current revisions)
Timothy Dowling Screenplay (rewrite)

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Can You Picture Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover?  


As we told you last month, J. Edgar Hoover's life will get the Clint Eastwood treatment in a new project being developed by Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment.

"Milk" screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black, has written the script that follows Hoover’s career, from the founding of the FBI in 1935 to his long tenure as director of the crime-fighting organization that lasted until 1972 when he died.

Now, EW.com is reporting DiCaprio has met with Eastwood on the project.

“It sounds interesting to say the least,” DiCaprio confirmed to EW.com. “There’s no contract, no anything, but I’m a huge fan of Clint’s.”

Does that sound like the actor will agree to work with Eastwood? You betcha! But the big question -- can DiCaprio wear women's clothes with avant garde flair like Hoover? :wink

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