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John Travolta’s ‘Gotti’ hits theaters after 10 years of efforts, but will the audience care?

Starring Kelly Preston, left, and John Travolta, the star of the upcoming film, “Gotti,” posing with the New York state Sen. Marty Golden in Brooklyn, new york, June 12, 2018.

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The movie Gotti,” in which John Travolta plays the notorious New York gangster John Gotti, is playing in theaters this weekend.

Travolta and John Gotti Jr. had worked on the biopic about his father, for nearly a decade. “Entourage” actor Kevin Connolly directed the movie.

“We have been seven years with this project,” said Travolta AZFamily.com. “In the first instance, the Gotti family had adopted me, believe it or not, for the role, and I was very flattered.”

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Travolta said the Gotti family, the design of the film was part of the appeal.

“I thought it an asset to have them for authenticity and quality control,” he said.

John Gotti Jr, son of the infamous “Teflon Don”, assisted John Travolta at the “Gotti” movie.

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Kelly Preston, Travolta’s real-life wife, will play Gotti’s wife, Victoria Gotti. Preston told AZFamily.com that she had a relationship with Victoria.

“I was always able to ask her, what would you do in this situation? How do you feel?” Preston said.

John Gotti, the Gambino family crime boss was known as “Dapper Don” and “Teflon Don” is acquitted after three high-profile trials before you convicted for murder and extortion.

In 2002, Gotti died of throat cancer at the age of 61 in prison, while serving a life sentence without parole.

John Travolta, the star of “Gotti,” eat a pizza in Brooklyn, new york, in honor of his 1970 role in “Saturday Night Fever”, June 12, 2018.

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Travolta promoted the film Tuesday at Lenny’s Pizza in Brooklyn, with the name of a segment in the honor of his “Saturday Night Fever” character of Tony Manero.

In the meantime, critics have not taken well to “Debbie” take a family-first view of the gangster, with the Hollywood Reporter calling it “a very computer — one might even say pro-mob — biopic.”

The low-budget film will be shown at 503 theaters, but has been given a zero percent fresh score on Rotten tomatoes, based on six reviews from the Cannes Film Festival, Variety reported, adding that the biopic might get pummeled in the box office.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Amy’s Place is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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