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Will Sly Stallone direct a movie based on mobster John “Junior” Gotti?

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Get me Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on the phone, stat!

Legendary mobster John “Junior” Gotti has sold the rights for his life story to indie production company Fiore Films. A movie based on the mobster’s career has been greenlit with a production budget of $15 million, according to the AP.

Gotti, 46, is the son of the late John Gotti, one-time leader of the Gambino crime family who went by the notorious nickname “The Dapper Don.” While John Jr. has been tried four times for racketeering, each of his trials ended in hung juries. He recently was released from prison after serving nine years in a racketeering case.

Of course, we’d love to see Scorsese dive back into another gangster picture, but it’s totally understandable if he feels he’s already covered this material – and masterfully – in “Goodfellas” and, to a lesser extent, in “The Departed.” In fact, Marty isn’t mentioned in the story as a director interested in the project. Instead, the report says Sylvester Stallone is circling Gotti’s autobiography as both actor and director.

In the meantime, Gotti is said to be working on a book and a screenplay with actor-writer Leo Rossi, which should be done by the end of the year.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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