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Teflon John

Travolta is Gotti in biopic now due in June


John Travolta's portrayal of mob boss John Gotti will finally get its day in court, er, movie theaters.

"Gotti" is set to open June 15 nationwide. The biopic, directed by Kevin Connolly ("Entourage"), was originally supposed to premiere December 15, but it got whacked from the schedule 10 days before that date.

The sudden withdrawal sparked talk that "Gotti" was a bust, but the producers said they bought the film back from its original distributor to ensure a wider release.

The December opening would only have brought the movie to a handful of art houses. Now it will reportedly be seen on more than 1,000 screens.

Travolta, 64, plays the notorious head of New York's Gambino crime family. Gotti got the job after arranging the execution of boss Paul Castellano outside a Manhattan steakhouse in 1985.

Gotti's ability to dodge legal trouble earned him the nickname "The Teflon Don"—until 1992, when he was convicted on a series of charges, including five murders and racketeering, and sentenced to life in prison. He was 61 when he died of throat cancer in 2002.