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Sylvester Stallone to play mafia boss John Gotti Jr

London: Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone is in talks with John Gotti Jr, son of the infamous Zob boss, John Gotti, to portray the mafia leader in a bio-pic.

The actor and the eldest son of `The Dapper Don`, as Gotti was nicknamed, had dinner together to discuss the project, reported a news daily.

Reports suggest that Stallone, 63, will play the role of Gotti, as well as produce and direct the film.

Gotti senior, a career criminal and head of the Gambino crime family, died of cancer in 2002 whilst serving a life sentence for 13 murder convictions.

He was 61 and had spent ten years inside.

Gotti had previously been branded the `Teflon Don`, after several attempts to convict him of various crimes including tax evasion, racketeering, illegal gambling and other murders. None of the charges ever stuck.

Stallone, who has made a career out of playing heroic characters would be taking a step out of his comfort zone to
portray the murderous mafia boss.

The `Rambo` star currently has four films in development and another, `The Zookeeper`, set for a 2011 release.

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