In the surprise story of the century, it seems the story Dina Lohan has been feeding TMZ about Lindsay being in talks to join the John Travolta-starring John Gotti biopic might actually be true (as opposed to, say, the time she was supposed to play Linda Lovelace in that film the director didn’t even have the rights to). There was a press conference today with the producer of the Gotti biopic (Marc Fiore, pictured), and aside from confirming that Lohan was indeed “in talks” to play John’s daughter Victoria (IT IS DEFINITELY MAYBE A POSSIBILITY!), they announced that Joe Pesci would play Gotti’s friend Angelo Ruggiero. Then John Travolta got on the mic and spewed some typical Hollywood PR bullsh*t from his farting mouth-butt.
During the press conference at The Sheraton Hotel in midtown, the filmmakers said Joe Pesci will play Angelo Ruggiero. Travolta’s daughter will also have a role.
“This is probably the most interesting untold story in this country,” Travolta said, adding that a recent five-hour long meeting with Gotti Jr. put him over the top.
He cited the “beautiful love I feel from the family” and the dichotomy of Gotti Sr. as appealing, plus he said he is a fan of Growing up Gotti. [THR]
My favorite thing about covering entertainment are the statements celebrities make that are so preposterous that they make you wonder whether the teller is openly disdainful of his audience, believes the audience is so stupid that it doesn’t matter what they tell them, or just live such a charmed and utterly bullsh*t-soaked existence that they can’t even tell the difference between truth and bullsh*t anymore. “The story of the Gotti family is probably the most interesting untold story in this country. Also, I really loved that 41-episode reality show they made about them.”