Kelly Preston and Ella Travolta join GOTTI: THREE GENERATIONS

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
May 4th, 2011

On the heels of the news that Barry Levinson would be helming the upcoming John Gotti biopic, GOTTI: THREE GENERATIONS, the cast is starting to get rounded out. And, they're adding some...generations to it. Jokes!

Kelly Preston will be playing Victoria Gotti, wife to mobster John Gotti, Sr. who will be played by her real-life husband, John Travolta. Adding to that familial stew is additional news that Preston and Travolta's daughter, Ella, will be playing Victoria and John's daughter, Angel, in the film. Originally, there was word that Lindsay Lohan would be playing the Victoria role, but she's now set for the smaller role of daughter-in-law Kim Gotti.

Ella recently worked with her parents in OLD DOGS. Preston and Travolta have also appeared together in such mixed fare as FROM PARIS WITH LOVE and BATTLEFIELD EARTH. I'm quite interested in seeing them portray a real-life couple in GOTTI, though.

The deluge of news surrounding GOTTI, from the ins and outs of Lohan's involvement, to its sudden marooning by former helmer Nick Cassavetes, have obscured the meat of the film. This solid casting is a fine start to getting an interesting project the buzz it deserves. I'm genuinely curious now.

Source Variety

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