The upcoming John Gotti biopic is becoming a real family affair as actress Kelly Preston has been cast to play the Dapper Don's wife Victoria DiGiorgio in Gotti: Three Generations. The role finds her sharing the screen opposite her real life husband John Travolta, who plays the Teflon Don.
Producer Marc Fiore tells the Daily News, "We're really excited to have Kelly on board. We are friends with the Travoltas, and they have great chemistry. It will be great on screen. It's a very tender relationship in the screenplay."
Also joining the crime drama will be the couple's 11-year-old daughter Ella Bleu, who will play their daughter Angel.
Twelve-stepping starlet Lindsay Lohan, who is currently embroiled in a jewelry theft case, is no longer associated with the project.
The biopic chronicles the relationship between the late mobster and his son, John "Junior" Gotti, who eventually renounced the ways of the New York-based Gambino crime family. Producers have yet to cast the roles of Junior and his blonde bombshell sister, Victoria.
Directed by Barry Levinson (who recently replaced Nick Cassavetes), Gotti: Three Generations is slated to begin filming in New York in January and hit theaters in late 2012.
[via L.A. Times]