Nick Cassavetes Leaves “Gotti” Biopic

Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook”) is skipping out on the director’s chair of the biopic “Gotti: Three Generations” for Fire Films says Variety.

A spokesman for the film said Cassavetes had been released from his contract due to scheduling conflicts with his commitment to the indie drama “Yellow.”

John Travolta and Joe Pesci recently signed for key roles in the project, Travolta’s daughter Ella Blue also has a key role while Lindsay Lohan is in negotiations to play Victoria Gotti.

Producers are now seeking a new director and production is still aiming to kick off in the Fall in New York City.