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Will Sylvester Stallone play notorious mob boss John Gotti?

06.24.2010

Let me just start by letting you know that I don't consider this the reliable of sources.

TMZ is reporting that their sources say Sylvester Stallone is in talks to play the once powerful mob boss, John Gotti.

Well, actually they say Stallone is in talks with Gotti's son, "Junior" John. The story would come from Junior's recollections on his rocky relationship with his Father.

John Gotti took over as boss of the Gambino crime family after Paul Castellano was murdered. He was cocky, loud, and had a rather flamboyant style. All of these things managed to draw attention to Gotti, eventually becoming part of his downfall. Back in 1992, Gotti was convicted of numerous charges including 13 murders, conspiracy to commit murder, racketeering, and tax evasion. All of the charges lead to the verdict of life in prison without parole. After spending 10 years in prison, Gotti died of throat cancer.

The source says that the project is far enough in development that they are about to start finding a screenwriter.

Sly is a good choice, I mean, he was Oscar.

Extra Tidbit: You might recall a movie made by HBO in 1996 titled GOTTI starring Armand Assante as the notorious mob boss.
Source: TMZ

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10:22PM on 06/24/2010
I love the Assante version, it's in my top ten Gangster movies. I didn't know he had another son actually, I know one of them was killed in that car accident by his next door neighbour. So if this is a more intimate telling of his life story then I'd be down.
I love the Assante version, it's in my top ten Gangster movies. I didn't know he had another son actually, I know one of them was killed in that car accident by his next door neighbour. So if this is a more intimate telling of his life story then I'd be down.
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9:38PM on 06/24/2010

TMZ

IS, in fact, very reliable and most of the time accurate. And this would be perfect casting! I'm in!
IS, in fact, very reliable and most of the time accurate. And this would be perfect casting! I'm in!
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7:41PM on 06/24/2010
I've always wanted to see him in some kind of mobster movie (a serious one). I love Oscar and think it's hilarious but obviously that's not the same thing as Goodfellas or something like that, which I think Sly could easily pull off. I hope this turns out to be true.
I've always wanted to see him in some kind of mobster movie (a serious one). I love Oscar and think it's hilarious but obviously that's not the same thing as Goodfellas or something like that, which I think Sly could easily pull off. I hope this turns out to be true.
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7:27PM on 06/24/2010
F.I.S.T.
F.I.S.T.
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7:23PM on 06/24/2010
Fu*k it, I'm down for Stallone playing a mob boss, he needs to test his acting chops since he hasn't in a very, very long time.
Fu*k it, I'm down for Stallone playing a mob boss, he needs to test his acting chops since he hasn't in a very, very long time.
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6:41PM on 06/24/2010

Asshole Gotti...

That prick Gotti doesn't deserve a Hollywood Icon to play him. What he deserves is Megan Fox in a Pauly Walnuts (sopranos) Wig.
That prick Gotti doesn't deserve a Hollywood Icon to play him. What he deserves is Megan Fox in a Pauly Walnuts (sopranos) Wig.
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6:25PM on 06/24/2010
When I see the pic of Gotti I don't see Sly, More like Tom Wilkinson or Peschi.
When I see the pic of Gotti I don't see Sly, More like Tom Wilkinson or Peschi.
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6:09PM on 06/24/2010
im also just putting this out there. I love Oscar. Watched that movie a hundred times growing up.
im also just putting this out there. I love Oscar. Watched that movie a hundred times growing up.
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5:33PM on 06/24/2010
Just putting this out there, I like Oscar
Just putting this out there, I like Oscar
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5:26PM on 06/24/2010
I think its about time Stallone played a mob boss in an epic crime film. seriously, his time is now.
I think its about time Stallone played a mob boss in an epic crime film. seriously, his time is now.
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5:08PM on 06/24/2010
I think Sly, acting wise, can pull it off, but he is a little too old. Well, at least he LOOKS too old. Not sure actually if he is too old or not.

It could work though, and I would love to see a biopic on Gotti.
I think Sly, acting wise, can pull it off, but he is a little too old. Well, at least he LOOKS too old. Not sure actually if he is too old or not.

It could work though, and I would love to see a biopic on Gotti.
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