Travolta Meets Gotti Matriarch

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September 23, 2011 | 7:35am EST

John Travolta visited New York on Thursday for a sit-down chat with the widow of the gangster he is to portray onscreen.
The Hollywood actor will play late Mafia boss John Gotti, who died in 2002 while serving a life sentence behind bars, in upcoming movie Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father, which will explore the relationship between the notorious crime boss and his son John Gotti, Jr.

Travolta has been thoroughly researching the role and on Thursday he met with Gotti’s widow, Victoria, for a discussion about the upcoming film.

He was photographed arriving at the family home in Queens, New York and after spending two hours inside, he told reporters he was doing “research for the movie”, according to the New York Post.

Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston will portray Victoria in the movie, while their daughter Ella Bleu with play the Gottis’ daughter Angel.

The movie also stars Al Pacino and Ben Foster and is due for release next year.

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