John Travolta's 'Gotti' movie pulled just days before its release


That "Gotti" biopic with John Travolta you were planning to see next week? Fuhgettaboutit.

Lionsgate has sold the mafia movie back to the production company Emmett/Furla/Oasis, killing the film's Dec. 15 domestic release, according to reports on Tuesday.

Producers are trying to secure new distribution, The Tracking Board noted.

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(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 01, 1978: Olivia Newton John and John Travolta at the Grease party at Paramount Studios circa 1978 in Los Angeles, California. **EXCLUSIVE** (Photos by Brad Elterman/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 1974: Informal of actor John Travolta taken on the street. (Photo by Joe Schilling/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
American actor John Travolta poses with his date, actor Lisa Farringer at the Foreign Press Club Christmas Party, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Hollywood, California, December 1975. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)
WELCOME BACK, KOTTER - 'Basket Case' - Airdate September 16, 1975. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JOHN TRAVOLTA
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 09: WELCOME BACK, KOTTER - John Travolta - Pilot - 9/9/75, John Travolta played Vinnie Barbarino, the leader and ladies' man of the Sweathogs, a class of delinquents in a Brooklyn high school., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
WELCOME BACK, KOTTER - 'Gallery' - Shoot date July 1, 1975. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JOHN TRAVOLTA
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 09: WELCOME BACK, KOTTER - John Travolta Portrait - Pilot -, 9/9/75, John Travolta played Vinnie Barbarino, the leader and ladies' man of the Sweathogs, a class of delinquents in a Brooklyn high school., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
Actor John Travolta attends Operation California Presents 'Because We Care' A Benefit Concert to Aid the Starving People of Cambodia on January 29, 1980 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Music Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 12: John Travolta attends the premiere party for 'The Last Metro' on October 12, 1980 at the Rock Lounge in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 01: Actor John Travolta (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Guest, John Travolta, and Natalie Cole during 'Because We Care' Benefit for Cambodia at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
CIRCA 1980: Actor John Travolta looks on in a scene during the Paramount Pictures movie 'Urban Cowboy' circa 1980. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 09: Diana, Princess Of Wales, watched by President Ronald Reagan and wife Nancy, dances with John Travolta at the White House, USA on November 9, 1985. Diana is wearing a midnight blue velvet dress by designer Victor Edelstein. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
Actor John Travolta on a visit to Dublin, 18/07/1985. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection). (Photo by Independent News and Media/Getty Images)
Actress Kirstie Alley and actor John Travolta attend the Third Annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards on April 21, 1990 at Universal Studios in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
John Travolta and Kelly Preston during Cinematheque Tribute to Robert Altman - November 11, 1990 at Director's Guild of America in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
CENTURY CITY, CA - DECEMBER 13: Actress Kelly Preston, actor John Travolta and actor Lorne Sussman attend the 'Look Who's Talking Too' Century City Premiere on December 13, 1990 at Plitt's Century Plaza Theatres in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
John Travolta and Kelly Preston during 21st Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards Honors Liz Taylor at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Actor John Travolta and actress Kelly Preston attend the 47th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards on March 11, 1995 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor John Travolta attends the BAFTA/LA's Eighth Annual Brittania Award Salute to John Travolta on October 15, 1998 at Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor John Travolta and actress Kelly Preston attend the 'Primary Colors' Universal City Premiere on March 12, 1998 at Cineplex Odeon Universal City Cinemas in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress John Travolta and actress Kelly Preston attend the 'Lucky Numbers' Hollywood Premiere on October 24, 2000 at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
John Travolta during 2003 Stella Adler School of Acting Awards at Thr Rainbow Room in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
John Travolta and Kelly Preston during 'The Cat In The Hat' World Premiere at Universal Studios Cinema in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
John Travolta during World Premiere of 'The Cat In The Hat' at Universal Studios Cinemas in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
SYDNEY, NSW - NOVEMBER 16: Actor John Travolta and his wife Actress Kelly Preston attend the second leg of the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Australia and Uruguay at Telstra Stadium November 16, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
�2008 credit NCNA only Actor John Travolta, who provides the voice work of the character Bolt in the animated film 'Bolt', attends the premiere of the film at the El Capitan Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on November 17, 2008. XYZ (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actress Miley Cyrus and actor John Travolta arrive at the world premiere of 'Bolt' held at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
US actor John Travolta arrives on stage during the awardings of the Goldene Kamera 2011 (golden camera media prize) of the Axel Springer Verlag publishing house on February 5, 2010 in Berlin. AFP PHOTO POOL TOBIAS SCHWARZ (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reunite on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, airing MONDAY, DEC. 17 (7-9am, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, JOHN TRAVOLTA
John Travolta attends the photocall of movie Savages in Rome. (Photo by Alessandra Benedetti/Corbis via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor John Travolta speaks onstage during 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' panel discussion at the FX portion of the 2015 Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel on January 16, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Actor John Travolta visits the SiriusXM Studios on December 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED, UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 01: Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the Ambi Gala In Honor of the Movie 'Trading Paint' on September 1, 2017 at an unspecified location in the United States. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Ambi)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Actor John Travolta speaks onstage during 'Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees' on February 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
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The film, in which Travolta plays infamous Gambino crime boss John Gotti, also features Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston, as Victoria Gotti. The movie, directed by "Entourage" star Kevin Connolly, was shot in New York City and Cincinnati and was made for about $10 million, according to IMDB.

Deadline reported that the film's producers wanted a wider release, so they exercised a buy-back clause.

HuffPost has reached out to Travolta and Lionsgate for further details but didn't immediately hear back.

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