Recently it was revealed that John Gotti Jr. was planning to develop a tell-all about his father John Gotti Sr., boss of the uber-powerful Gambino crime family, in triplicate: a documentary, a feature film, and a book. And while every Mafioso in the tri-state area is giving him the horns, the documentary is already planned for a spring 2011 release and the feature seems to have some major juice behind it.
TMZ reports that the role of John Gotti Sr. may go to none other than recently exhumed former action star Sylvester Stallone. Stallone is "in serious talks" to play the notorious mobster who was convicted in 1992 for committing 13 murders. Stallone, who has spent the last few years revisiting his action hero glory days ("Rambo," "Rocky Balboa") is the mastermind of the upcoming action (comedy?) "The Expendables," starring every major tough guy action star you’ve ever heard of, so this turn might indicate a nice gear change for the actor.
The film will focus on Gotti Jr.'s "recollections of his tumultuous relationship with his dad." As previously reported, Gotti Jr. will be involved both in the writing and producing of the film. Stallone as an aging mobster? Sure, we could buy it but whether or not the film is something special or just another run-of-the-mill crime story remains to be seen.