On September 26th and 27th, 2011 the New York and Los Angeles casting directors for the upcoming Barry Levinson film “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father” sent out casting calls that include over 89 roles. They include both adults and children. The entire Gambino crime family is being cast, along with their wives and kids, countless roles of detectives and legal system players who prosecuted the mob, prisoners, doctors, crime victems, the list goes on and on. Shooting will take place starting January 2, 2012 in New York City. Extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles are all being cast in New York. Note: Neither Lindsey Lohan or Annabelle Wallis has signed on to play Kim Gotti, as that role is one of the roles that were sent out with the new casting call.
Academy Award Winner Barry Levinson is direting “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father” from a screenplay that he wrote with Leo Rossi and James Toback. Levinson’s writing and/or directorial credits include “And Justice for All,” “Tootsie,” “Rain Man,” “Sphere,” “Liberty Heights” among countless other film and television show producing/writing/directing credits. Levinson has directed 6 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Glenn Close, Warren Beatty, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams.
Marc Fiore, Thomas Fiore, and Michael Froch will executive produce for Fiore Films (Frock will also produce). Academy Award nominated writer James Toback will executive produce along with Salvatore Carpanzano, an international businessman who has been instrumental in putting together the financing for the film. Barry Levinson’s Baltimore Pictures is also listed as being involved in production of “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father”
Fiore Films acquired life rights from John Gotti, Jr., the son of the late mob boss John Gotti, to the story of his life with his father. The deal marks the first time a member of the Gotti family has entered into an agreement to tell their story for a major motion picture. There are script limitations due to the subject matter on the film as The Son of Sam Law prohibits criminals from profiting from their crimes. Therefore “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father” is only allowed depict crimes committed by the father John Gotti Sr and not of John Gotti Jr as he is involved in the production of the movie.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Although casting and shooting is in New York City, the Los Angeles office is doing some casting for younger roles.
Amanda Mackey Johnson
180 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
3000 W Olympic Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Central Casting New York
875 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Registration Hotline: (646) 473-9033
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
198 US Highway 9
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Baltimore Pictures, Inc.
8306 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
John Travolta – John Gotti Sr.
Ben Foster – John Gotti Jr.
Kelly Preston – Victoria Gotti
Ella Bleu Travolta – Angel Gotti
Al Pacino – Aniello Dellacroce
Chazz Palminteri – Paul Castellano
Born and raised in a Mob family, John Gotti Junior (Ben Foster) lives his life in the shadow of his flamboyant, decisive, charismatic father John Gotti Senior (John Travolta). At an age when young boys were playing catch with their father, Junior was being groomed to be a mobster by one of the most feared men who ever lived. His father once said that the proudest day of his life is when they “made” his son. After his father is imprisoned for life, Junior witnesses the utter destruction of the Mob from an insider’s vantage point, and is specially persecuted by FBI Agent Keller, who thinks that Junior is a weak link who will ultimately tell all to the Federal Government’s investigators. This is the true story about a young boy who had to witness and hear things that no child should. Junior had no choice but to do what his father wanted. When John Gotti spoke, people listened, even his son.