Toback, Carpanzano on board for ‘Gotti’

Duo named executive producers on Fiore pic

Fiore Films has added James Toback and Salvatore Carpanzano as executive producers on “Gotti: In The Shadow Of My Father.”

Toback co-wrote the script, along with director Barry Levinson and Leo Rossi. In an announcement Thursday, Carpanzano’s described as an international businessman who has been instrumental in putting together the financing for the film.

Cast includes John Travolta, Al Pacino, Chazz Palminteri, Ben Foster and Kelly Preston. Levinson and Toback teamed on “Bugsy.”

“Jim is a tremendous asset to this film and one of the most prolific and creative talents in Hollywood, and I am looking forward to working with him on this and future projects,” said Marc Fiore, head of the banner.

The shingle 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 biopic will focus on the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who chose to leave that world behind.

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