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Sylvester Stallone Partners with Gotti's Son

6/24/2010 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Sylvester Stallone is in serious talks with "Junior" John Gotti to make a movie about his mobster icon father, the late John Gotti.

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Sources say Sly will play Gotti, who died in prison in 2002.  The story is based on "Junior" John's recollections of his tumultuous relationship with his dad.

"The Dapper Don" was the boss of the Gambino crime family -- one of the most powerful mafia families ever.

Gotti was convicted in 1992 of committing 13 murders.  "Junior" Gotti was convicted of racketeering and got out of prison in 2005.  He was indicted for racketeering and murder conspiracy in 2008 but the case ended in a mistrial ...  and then  "Junior" wrote a children's book.

As for Sly playing Gotti -- good casting, we might add -- we're told the project is far enough along that he's ready to pick a screenwriter.


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1.

Chuck    

To bad he cant act, he has to be the worst ever, seems like a good guy in interviews when he isn't acting.

1394 days ago
2.

Luke Warmwater    

Bad casting. Maybe Sly can do the screenplay, but there are a bunch of actors who look more like Gotti than he does, and at 5'6" he doesn't even come close to the "Teflon Don".

1394 days ago
3.

J    

LOL- at least he'll have the financing covered....

1394 days ago
4.

Phreaky    

What a shame. I've been waiting for someone to make a good Gotti movie, but Sylvester Stallone? Ugh... There are so many better choices.

1394 days ago
5.

bring back recent posts    

Sly would b better in a remake of Frankenstein!

1394 days ago
6.

Sam    

I can't see Sly playing Gotti Senior. Maybe in his Heyday, but now absolutely not!!

1394 days ago
7.

Bubba    

I see two possibilities:
1) He takes out the entire police force on his own.
2) He is boxing Gotti and no matter how many times he gets knocked of his feet, he'll get up every time and finally win.



That is, if he can find a scriptwriter who is willing to twist reality a bit.

1394 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

Costner, Gibson, Stallone, Willis, Cruise, they r all finished now..time too find some new blood..and not these dumbass " comedy actors, although I do love Ferrel, but the rest of them..ugh!

1394 days ago
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CCC    

Jack Nicholson would make a much better Gotti than Stallone. Just not the right part for him.

1394 days ago
10.

Bandmom    

I think John Walsh should play John Gotti. He looks JUST like him.

1394 days ago
11.

At    

Lol at people who act like they knew Gotti.

1394 days ago
12.

gimmeabreak    

That's funny, i didn't know John Gotti had a speech impediment too! Sly will be perfect for the roll...

1394 days ago
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CCC    

To post #9 - John - You actually admire a guy who murdered people and made decent working people pay him just so they could make a living? His child ran out in the street and was killed when some unfortunate driver hit him. Suddenly, the man disappeared. Gotti Jr. says he believes his father did away with him. It was an accident and it was the kids fault, yet most likely he was murdered by Gotti. I think you need to find a new hero, unless you are one of the worthless goomba wannabes that think killing is fine.

1394 days ago
14.

DIMO    

I can see Victoria played by SHAUNA SANDS!!!!!!!!!! How perfect would that casting be!!!

1394 days ago
15.

jb    

Harvey:

If you were in control of the Micheal Jackson Estate...How would you go about cleaning up all the claims that keep getting filed??

1394 days ago
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