Rambo star Sylvester Stallone has been tipped for the lead role in a forthcoming movie based on the life of murderous mobster John Gotti, TMZ.com reports.
Gotti — dubbed the “Teflon Don” and “Dapper Don” by the New York press – was the head of the Gambino crime family in the 1980s. After a series of failed attempts at a conviction, federal prosecutors finally nailed John on racketeering charges in 1992. Gotti died in jail in 2002 after a battle against lung cancer. Sly is in talks with Gotti’s son, accused Mafia capo Junior Gotti, about making the movie, The New York Post has learned.
Junior Gotti pleaded guilty to racketeering crimes in 1999 and was released from prison in 2005. The proposed film is reportedly based on the son’s revelations of his relationship with his father.
Actor Armand Assante played Gotti Sr. in a HBO made-for-TV account of the Mob boss’ life in 1996.