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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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tlm    

How about Robert De Niro?

1526 days ago
17.

Michelle    

That's awesome! I love Sly!

1526 days ago
18.

G.R.    

Geez. Junior wrote a children's book? What was it called..."Guidolocks & The Three Whacks'

1526 days ago
19.

Heidi    

I can't wait for I love mafia/mobster films !!!!! About time for another for it's been awhile........

1526 days ago
20.

schoen1    

John Gotti was quite a handsome guy. Stallone is not a good choice to play him and certainly Jack Nicholson isn't either.

1526 days ago
21.

me    

RE: 11. I think John Walsh should play John Gotti. He looks JUST like him.



Posted at 12:48 PM on Jun 24, 2010 by Bandmom




YES!!! You are so right. Sly is great but after all that horrible plastic surgery he did, he doesn't look right anymore. He "Bruce Jenner'd" his face :(

1526 days ago
22.

CiCi    

John Welsh, or Jack Nickelson would be better choice of a Gotti.

1526 days ago
23.

Daisy Dooks    

Johnny Depp all the way to play John Gotti

1526 days ago
24.

Jo    

Sly, would be better served, by hanging on the coat tail of his Wife's skin care line on HSN LOL

1526 days ago
25.

Darlene    

Kool! Looking forward to seeing that movie!

1526 days ago
26.

Paddy    

Nauseating...Gotti was a gangster, and not an honorable one either.



We need to stop romanticizing that dead end lifestyle.



Stalone's career continues his downward spiral just like Gotti and his spawn.

1526 days ago
27.

liveddalife    

Let this lowlife go away already.......Hollywood should stay away and stop glorifying these garbage cans

1526 days ago
28.

Straight Talkin Texan    

Ick to Stallone playing Gotti. And ick to the subject matter: Gotti.

1526 days ago
29.

wtf0824    

Jack Nicholson....UR F**KIN* KIDDING ME RIGHT?! WOW!!



And Over the Top is classic!! A comedy...really?! Geez, ppl!

1526 days ago
30.

wtf0824    

I don't care what ANYBODY says, Sly will ALWAYS be one of my favs!! He's my childhood hero & I can't wait for this to happen. :)

1526 days ago
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