IN BRIEF: Burlington KY child actor to star in Travolta film

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Burlington KY child actor to star in Travolta film

A Northern Kentucky boy is getting a big break in John Travolta's latest movie.

"Gotti," filmed in Cincinnati this summer, is a biopic about famed mobster John Gotti.

Travolta plays Gotti while Silas Mayer, of Burlington, nabbed a role as the mob boss in his youth, notes Lex 18.

Gotti is an upcoming American biographical crime drama film directed by Kevin Connolly and written by Lem Dobbs and Leo Rossi.

The film is about the life of New York City mobster John Gotti and his son, and stars John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Spencer Lofranco and Victor Gojcaj as well as young Mayer.

Principal photography on the film began on July 25, 2016, in Cincinnati, Ohio and concluded on February 21, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 15, 2017.

14-year-old boy was
struck by vehicle in Florence

A 14-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle and hospitalized Monday morning, a Boone County dispatcher said. The teen suffered non-life threatening injuries when he was hit on the corner of Scott Drive and U .S. 42 just before 7:30 a.m., she said.