May 26, 2017

Kelly Preston joins John Travolta in “Gotti” film

By Sean O’Connell It’s refreshing to have casting news to report on the upcoming crime drama “Gotti: Three Generations” that doesn’t involve Lindsay Lohan (who I’m still not convinced will ever appear in the film).

Instead, we’re learning today that Kelly Preston will join her real-life husband John Travolta in the film in a role she’s built to play: his wife. Travolta has signed on to play John Gotti Sr. Prestin has agreed to play his onscreen wife. Victoria Gotti. And in a strange twist of fate – or a simple act of nepotism, Fiore Films confirms to People that the couple’s real-life daughter, 11-year-old Ella Bleu, will play their on-screen daughter, Angel Gotti.

Marc Fiore, the movie’s producer, said, “The love and passion between John and Kelly … will bring a huge benefit to John Sr. and his wife, and to tell you the truth, they have a lot in common. They both lost a child at a young age and they understand what the Gottis went thru when the Gottis lost their child.”

Right now, according to IMDB, this “Gotti” film has a 2013 release date. We’ll report more as we learn it.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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