John Travolta is keeping his family close for the mob movie 'Gotti: Three Generations.'

Real-life wife Kelly Preston has just been cast as Victoria, the on-screen spouse to Travolta's John Gotti. She joins their 11-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu, who'll be playing the Gottis' daughter, Angel.

And the real-life connections don't stop there. Marc Fiore, the movie's producer, explained why he wanted Preston for the role: "They have a lot in common [with the Gottis]. They both lost a child at a young age, and they understand what the Gottis went through when the Gottis lost their child."
Steve Honig, a spokesman for Fiore Films, praised the choice, saying, "She's a terrific actress, and she can really do the role justice."

Preston was at the recent press conference for the film, along with co-star Lindsay Lohan, who'll play her daughter-in-law. At the time, Preston said of her husband, "I think he just inhabits a person so brilliantly ... He doesn't really play them. He becomes them."

[via People]
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