John Gotti biopic films at Butler County Jail

Sheriff Richard Jones and John Travolta after filming John Gotti biopic at Butler County Jail.

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A movie about mob boss John Gotti starring John Travolta is filming this week at the Butler County Jail.

Travolta is portraying Gotti in the biopic “The Life and Death of John Gotti,” which began filming in Cincinnati in July.  Movie production at the jail on Hanover Street began Monday morning.

The film crew shot scenes in jail cells,interrogation rooms and other parts of the building, as well as over in the former jail facility on Court Street in Hamilton.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones tweeted a photo of him and Travolta as he welcomed the actor to Butler County

“It’s good for the economy and maybe this thing grows into where they do lots of films in this area,  it’s film friendly we call it, but it got to meet Mr. Travolta.  It was neat to get to meet somebody that you see on TV and knowing that they’re filming it here in our own county, so it was neat and cool at the same time,” Jones said.

Actress Kelly Preston, Travolta’s wife, also co-stars in the film.

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