” is making headlines for reportedly being dropped from release a mere 10 days before opening in theaters. Lionsgate Premiere was set to open “Gotti
” on December 15, but news broke yesterday on the Tracking Board that the film would no longer be released and that distribution rights were being reverted back to producers Travolta has weighed in on the release controversy in an interview with Deadline and denies the film was suddenly dropped.
“Unfortunately, the reports were speculation bordering on fake news,” Travolta told Deadline. “Lionsgate was planning on a minimal release and I did an investigation into people who might have the interest and financial wherewithal to better release it.”
Travolta says he found a partner in Edward Wilson
, who has produced films like Woody Allen
’s “Cafe Society
” and “Wonder Wheel
.” According to the actor,