NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —  Actor John Travolta’s new movie “The Forger” opens this weekend.

In the film, Travolta plays an artist, a crook and a man who cons his way out of prison to spend time with his dying son.

It’s a role that hits close to the heart of Travolta who lost his own son Jett in 2009.

Travolta sat down with CBS2’s Chris Wragge to talk about the film, the death of his beloved son, how his church helped him get through it and what he thinks of the attacks on Scientology.