Palmintieri Joins Gotti Cast

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August 24, 2011 | 2:15pm EST

Chazz Palmintieri has joined the cast of John Travolta’s new Gotti family biopic – he’ll portray crime boss Paul Castellano.
Palmintieri joins Travolta, Kelly Preston and Al Pacino in Barry Levinson’s movie.

The film, Gotti: In The Shadow Of My Father, will begin pre-production in September and start principal photography on location in New York on 3 January.

Palmintieri tells WENN, “I have seen this film come together from the very start, and am pleased to be able to work alongside such great talent to bring this story to the big screen. I have been a longtime admirer of Barry Levinson and am looking forward to working with him.”