SOURCE: Fiore Films

January 25, 2011 12:00 ET

Fiore Films' Gotti Biopic to Be Repped by ICM

Talent Agency to Handle Film About Legendary Mafia Family

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - Fiore Films, an independent production company, has retained ICM to represent the feature film based on the life of John Gotti Jr. and his relationship with his notorious father.

Fiore Films acquired the rights from John Gotti Jr., the son of the late and infamous 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. Production is expected to begin in the spring, with a theatrical release slated for mid-2012. The film will be shot entirely in New York.

Fiore Films expects to officially announce the film's director and two lead actors, who will play Gotti and Gotti Jr., in the coming weeks. Mackey/Sandrich has been brought on-board to handle casting and actor-writer Leo Rossi ("Analyze This") has written the screenplay.

The film will reveal the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who, while brought up to lead a life of crime, chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself and the Gotti name. Never before has there been such an inside look at the Gotti family and their world of danger, betrayal and redemption.

John Gotti was head of the Gambino crime family, which in its time was the largest and most powerful crime organization in the country. Known as the "Dapper Don," John Gotti's flamboyant style and outspoken personality made him one of the most famous mobsters of the 20th century and he ruled the underworld until he died from cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence. In 1988, at the age of 24, Gotti Jr. became a "made man," and was officially inducted into the Mafia, making him the heir-apparent to head the Gambino crime family.

Fiore Films, LLC is a film production company with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Films currently in production or development include "Mob Street," written by Academy Award® nominee Chazz Palminteri, and a feature film based on the life of John Gotti Jr. and his notorious father. More information is available at www.fiorefilmsllc.com

This press release contains forward-looking statements and information based on the beliefs of Fiore Films, LLC. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including risk factors in the development and production of motion pictures. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Be cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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