London: Actor John Travolta has reportedly visited to a gangster`s widow to prepare for a character he is going to play next onscreen.
The 57-year-old `Pulp Fiction` star 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`, Daily Star reported.
Travolta has been thoroughly researching the role and on Thursday he met with Gotti`s widow, Victoria, for a discussion about the upcoming film.
The movie which will explore the relationship between the notorious crime boss and his son John Gotti also stars Al Pacino and Ben Foster and is due for next year release.
Travolta`s wife, Kelly Preston, will portray Victoria in the movie, while their daughter Ella Bleu with play the Gottis` daughter Angel.