Kelly Preston cast in 'Gotti' as Gotti's wife: Actress will star opposite husband John Travolta
BY Nancy Dillon
DAILY NEWS WEST COAST BUREAU CHIEF
LOS ANGELES - The upcoming John Gotti biopic is becoming a real family affair.
Actress Kelly Preston has been cast to play the Dapper Don's wife Victoria DiGiorgio, opposite her real life husband John Travolta.
And the couple's 11-year-old daughter Ella Bleu will play their on-screen daughter Angel.
"We're really excited to have Kelly on board. We are friends with the Travoltas, and they have great chemistry. It will be great onscreen. It's a very tender relationship in the screenplay," producer Marc Fiore told the Daily News.
The Travolta clan will be joined by 12-stepping starlet Lindsay Lohan who's set to play Kim Gotti, the wife of mob scion John (Junior) Gotti.
"I think she's going to rock the part. She's going to impress a lot of people," Fiore said of Lohan, who is embroiled in a jewelry theft case.
Producers have yet to cast the roles of John Jr. and his blonde bombshell sister, Victoria.
The flick, titled "Gotti: Three Generations," is slated to begin filming in New York in January and hit theaters in late 2012.
Fiore said his own son is cast as a 5-year-old Frank Gotti, one of the late mobster's five kids.
Lohan, 24, is out on bail as she appeals a four-month jail sentence for violating her DUI probation by waltzing out of a jewelry store with a diamond necklace she didn't buy.
She's due back in court next week and reportedly plans to plead no contest to misdemeanor theft.