Kansas City: Sylvester Stallone to star in mob series from Taylor Sheridan, Terence Winter

Sylvester Stallone, mob series, Kansas City, Taylor Sheridan, Terence Winter

Sylvester Stallone is headed to the small screen as Deadline as reported that the actor is in talks to star in Kansas City, a mob series from Taylor Sheridan and Terence Winter. If that news sounds at all familiar to you, it’s because our own Chris Bumbray was actually the one to break the news last month while he was interviewing Stallone about the director’s cut of Rocky IV.

Kansas City will find Sylvester Stallone playing Sal, a New York City Italian mobster who is forced to relocate to Kansas City, Missouri. “Faced with the startling task of reestablishing his Italian mafia family to the modernized, straight-shooting town of Kansas City,” reads Deadline’s description, “Sal encounters surprising and unsuspecting characters who follow him along his unconventional path to power.” In addition to starring in the mob series, Sylvester Stallone will also executive produce Kansas City alongside Taylor Sheridan and Terence Winter. The project is being developed for Paramount+ and will be produced by 101 Studios. In a statement, 101 Studios CEO David Glasser said:

Taylor is a prolific creator because of the multi-dimensional characters he creates and the complex worlds he builds. To be able to have the legendary, transcendent Sylvester playing one of these characters is truly a privilege. And on top of that, we have Terence producing the project with us, who is responsible for some of the most captivating, deeply respected television shows in history. We are thrilled that ViacomCBS has partnered with us to help tell this story.

Sylvester Stallone most recently voiced King Shark in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, and he also reunited with Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, where he reprised his role of Stakar Ogord, the legendary Ravager captain. The Marvel sequel is due to hit theaters on May 5, 2023. Stallone will next be seen in Samaritan as a former superhero who has been in hiding for twenty years. He’s also got The Expendables 4 on the way, but Stallone has said that it will be the last time he’ll appear in the franchise he helped to create.

Source: Deadline

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