June 24th, 2010
05:53 PM ET
Actor Sylvester Stallone is in talks with the late John Gotti’s son, “Junior” John Gotti, to make a movie about his father’s life as a mobster, CNN has confirmed.
Stallone himself would star as the "Teflon Don" in the film, which would tell the story of his life as the boss of the infamous Gambino Mafia family, as told through the memories of his son.
The elder Gotti was convicted for murder and racketeering in 1992 and died in June, 2002 at the age of 61.
According to TMZ, the project is far enough along in development that Stallone is ready to choose a screenwriter.
It's not Stallone's first time playing a mobster, but a previous attempt has probably been forgotten by most of today's moviegoers: 1991's "Oscar," a John Landis-directed comedy about a gangster, played by Stallone, trying to go straight.
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