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Sylvester Stallone puts down the Bazooka to play a mob killer in Scarpa

07.09.2014

While you might suggest that Sylvester Stallone slowly walk away from action movies, there’s no reason the legend can’t take on quieter roles, perhaps something without his Expendables. News has come down that THE LINCOLN LAWYER (awesome) and RUNNER RUNNER (not awesome) director Brad Furman is set to direct Sylvester Stallone in SCARPA, a gangster drama.

The film was written by Nicholas Pileggi (GOODFELLAS and CASINO) and tells the story of Gregory Scarpa, a former capo and hit man for the Colombo crime family. Scarpa claimed he killed 50 people before dying in incarceration in 1994 of AIDS-related complications. In digging up details about Scarpa you will find that Scarpa was a pretty awful human being who more than likely killed his own family. As "The Grim Reaper", he disposed of enemies for the Colombo mob family, and apparently called himself "The Killing Machine". Dude has more nicknames than a WWE gimmick battle royal. And like a lot of cowards, he eventually gave and became (spoiler alert) an FBI informant.

While a lot of these kind of movies seem to come and go (THE ICEMAN, KILL THE IRISHMAN), with involvement from Pileggi and Stallone, this has the makings of a solid release and not some straight to VOD or two theater run. With a solid screenplay and Stallone stepping away from the heavy artillery, this has a lot of potential.

Fine, RUNNER RUNNER did have one redeeming quality: Gemma Arterton.

Source: Deadline

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2:29PM on 07/09/2014

So why was he a coward?

The guy sure doesn't sound like a coward. Just cuz he didn't want to die and became an informant?Most people would do the same. Which would make most people cowards? I think not.
The guy sure doesn't sound like a coward. Just cuz he didn't want to die and became an informant?Most people would do the same. Which would make most people cowards? I think not.
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1:10PM on 07/09/2014
Good pick. Haven't seen Sly in a gangster role since Oscar (and that was a really good and funny movie). Something a little more serious like he did in Copland.
Good pick. Haven't seen Sly in a gangster role since Oscar (and that was a really good and funny movie). Something a little more serious like he did in Copland.
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12:14PM on 07/09/2014
I think Sly needs to do these kind of roles, and less Bullet 2 the head type flicks. He don't necessarily need to "walk away from action movies", but he need to stop playing the hero cop (or Rambo). A mob movie is a good move. I'm ok with Expendables, because it's a fun time and it`s more like a big tribute to the genre. But aside for EX he needs some different roles. I think ESCAPE PLAN was a good flick (and I don't even consider it as an "action movie"), but I hated Bullet. He needs to stop
I think Sly needs to do these kind of roles, and less Bullet 2 the head type flicks. He don't necessarily need to "walk away from action movies", but he need to stop playing the hero cop (or Rambo). A mob movie is a good move. I'm ok with Expendables, because it's a fun time and it`s more like a big tribute to the genre. But aside for EX he needs some different roles. I think ESCAPE PLAN was a good flick (and I don't even consider it as an "action movie"), but I hated Bullet. He needs to stop doing movies like he's a 40 years old action hero. This sounds perfect, let's hope they give him a strong supporting cast. Of course i'm in!
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11:42AM on 07/09/2014
I'm hip to this just for the radical change of pace from anything Stallone has done. Greg Scarpa was a pretty lousy person, which seems to be in sharp contrast to Stallone's M.O. (although the Mississippi episode would be pretty fun). Either way, it'll mean Sly's gonna have to brush off his acing skills, I know he had them once, but Barney Ross isn't a role that demands much more than being physically imposing).
I'm hip to this just for the radical change of pace from anything Stallone has done. Greg Scarpa was a pretty lousy person, which seems to be in sharp contrast to Stallone's M.O. (although the Mississippi episode would be pretty fun). Either way, it'll mean Sly's gonna have to brush off his acing skills, I know he had them once, but Barney Ross isn't a role that demands much more than being physically imposing).
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11:32AM on 07/09/2014
Yes! Finally! I've been dying for him to do a gangster movie for so long. I just hope they give him a strong supporting cast. This could be amazing but if not handled propels it could be shit.
Yes! Finally! I've been dying for him to do a gangster movie for so long. I just hope they give him a strong supporting cast. This could be amazing but if not handled propels it could be shit.
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10:46AM on 07/09/2014

In in in.

Yes Mr Stallone, yes more of this. Good sir.
Yes Mr Stallone, yes more of this. Good sir.
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9:42AM on 07/09/2014
Love mob movies. But this... Meh. Give me Scorsese's Irishman instead.
Love mob movies. But this... Meh. Give me Scorsese's Irishman instead.
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