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'Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father' Starts Shooting In January, Dominic Cooper To Join The Cast?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2011 6:19 AM
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Earlier this year there was all kinds of hoopla surrounding the gestating John Gotti biopic, mostly because independent producers Fiore Films somehow managed to score John Travolta, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for the film with none other than Barry Levinson directing (who stepped in for Nick Cassavetes who bailed on the project to focus on his now legally troubled flick "Yellow"). Well, it's been nearly two months since we last heard anything, but believe it or not, the movie is indeed moving forward.

Review: Dominic Cooper's Performance Rises Above The Sleaze In 'The Devil's Double'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 27, 2011 4:32 AM
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There is no conventional wisdom that states that you get the biopic you deserve. Indeed, terrible movies have been made from compelling public figures, while other, less respectable folks have been unfortunately immortalized by the craft behind their cinematic stories. Ideally, the film isn’t a validation or condemnation of the person, but unfortunately, history favors public opinion over nuance. Hell, there are some people who think "Forrest Gump" was a real person.

Looks Like Dominic Cooper Has Joined Peter Dinklage In Sacha Gervasi’s ‘My Dinner With Hervé'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2011 8:58 AM
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If you've been reading us for a while, you'll know that one project we've been closely following is Sacha Gervasi's gestating biopic-ish "My Dinner With Hervé." The "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" director has been trying to get the project off the ground for a while now and it's easy to see why -- it's a fascinating tale. The film revolves around the last days of Hervé Villechaize, aka Tattoo—the famous dwarf on TV’s “Fantasy Island.” Written by and based on Gervasi’s true-life experiences, ‘Herve’ is both personal and semi-autobiographical — Gervasi was actually the last journalist to interview Villechaize before he committed suicide in 1993. In fact, after essentially telling Gervasi his life story for a magazine feature profile piece and dredging up a lot of his painful past and upbringing, Villechaize killed himself just a few days later.

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