Kelly Preston joins Gotti: Three Generations

May 4th, 2011

John Travolta's wife Kelly Preston has joined the cast of 'Gotti: Three Generations'.

The actress - who has previously starred in 'Jerry Maguire' and 'Twins' - will play John Gotti Sr.'s wife Victoria alongside her husband as the New York mafia don in the movie, set to be directed by Nick Cassavetes, reports.

Lindsay Lohan also has a starring role in the project, which will see her resurge her career following years of turbulence for the 24-year-old star, who last appeared in a film in 2010's 'Machete'.

Discussing the part recently, Lindsay said: "I'm very excited to be working with the people I'll be working with."

The film, written by Leo Rossi, begins shooting in New York in January 2012 and details the relationship between John Gotti Sr. and his son John Gotti Jr.

Mark Fiore, executive director on the film, recently revealed the family would be closely involved with the production.

He said: "We have a real inside look. John Jr. will answer any question you ask him. The Gotti family, they don't try to put a sweater over things."

In 1992, Gotti - who died in 2002 - was convicted of five murders, conspiracy to commit murder, racketeering, obstruction of justice, illegal gambling, extortion, tax evasion and loansharking and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.