Nick Cassavetes quits Gotti movie

The upcoming film about the life of John Gotti, starring John Travolta as the man himself, had Nick Cassavetes attached to it as director, but sadly Cassavetes has had to pull out of the project for scheduling reasons.

Filming is due to begin in the fall, but Cassavetes has a previous obligation, and the two projects simply can’t be reconciled.  So now the question is, who will producer Marc Fiore get to direct the film? Martin Scorsese seems like an obvious choice, but that guy’s so busy I doubt if he’d have time to do it, either.  They need someone who can keep that kind of storyline from turning corny, as well as someone who can fit it in their schedule.