Lionsgate dropped Gotti, a biopic starring John Travolta as John Gotti, from its release slate and sold the film back to its production company. The mob epic stars Travolta as the famed New York mobster John Gotti, a larger-than-life real-life mob figure with a compelling story who had somehow never before been the subject of a full-on Hollywood biopic. The film got a late December release date through Lionsgate, and a trailer debuted in September, but nothing else has been heard about Gotti since.

The film has drawn next to no buzz or awards chatter, there’d been little promotion of it outside of the one trailer for Gotti, and no one, by all indications, has seen it. There ...

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