Screen hero Sylvester Stallone may play villain

IANS| Updated: Jul 04, 2014, 19:15 PM IST

New York: Actor Sylvester Stallone, known for playing heroes like John Rambo and Rocky Balboa, is now considering playing a villain - Greg Scarpa, a notorious mob boss.

The film`s screenplay by Nick Pileggi, who wrote “Goodfellas” and “Casino", will highlight Scarpa’s involvement in 20 murders and focus on his career, reports New York Post newspaper`s Page Six column.

Pileggi said “It’s a fabulous story. Stallone is interested. He likes the script.”

Irwin Winkler, of 'Rocky' fame, will produce with Avi Lerner, who produced “The Expendables” and its sequels.