Fiore Films, an independent production company, today announced it has signed actress Kelly Preston to play the role of John Gotti Sr.'s wife Victoria in the Barry Levinson-directed film Gotti: Three Generations. Preston will be co-starring opposite her real-life husband John Travolta who will be playing the role of John Gotti Sr. The Hollywood couple's daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta will play the role of their daughter, Angel Gotti.
Fiore Films acquired life rights from John Gotti, Jr., the son of the late mob boss John Gotti, to the story of his life with his father. The deal marks the first time a member of the Gotti family has entered into an agreement to tell their story for a major motion picture. Production is expected to begin in late fall, with a theatrical release in late 2012. The film will be shot in New York.
"We could not be more pleased to have Kelly and Ella join the cast of the film," said Marc Fiore, executive producer and producer of Gotti: Three Generations and CEO of Fiore Films, LLC. "This movie is about a family, and is truly turning into a family affair."
Actor-writer Leo Rossi (Analyze This) wrote the screenplay for the film, which reveals the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself. Never before has there been such an inside look at the life of the Gotti family and their world of danger, betrayal and redemption.
John Gotti was head of the Gambino crime family, which in its time was the largest and most powerful crime organization in the country. Known as the "Dapper Don," John Gotti's flamboyant style and outspoken personality made him one of the most famous mobsters of the 20th century and he ruled the underworld until he died from cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence. In 1988, at the age of 24, Gotti Jr. became a "made man," and was officially inducted into the Mafia, making him the heir-apparent to head the Gambino crime family.
Fiore Films, LLC is a film production company with offices in Los Angeles and New Jersey. Films currently in production or development include Gotti: Three Generations and Mob Street. More information is available at FioreFilmsLLC.com. Updates about the Gotti movie can be found on Twitter @gottimovie.