A biopic of mafia don John ‘The Teflon Don’ Gotti and his son John Gotti Jr. has been in the works for a while. Earlier this year Nick Cassavetes started negotiating to direct, and with that deal close to completion there’s word from enthusiastic exec producer Marc Fiore that John Travolta is in ‘serious talks’ to play the senior Gotti. Read More »


Every once in a while we hear about Sylvester Stallone working on a pretty serious project that goes beyond a Rambo sequel (the last one was plenty serious!) or an idea like The Expendables. With the lingering Oscar shadow of Rocky and the pleasure of Copland I get interested.

Last time Serious Sly started talking it was about Rampart Scandal, a film about the LAPD division of the same name and the killings of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. That never happened (and a film about the LAPD’s Rampart division is now being made by Oren Moverman) but Sly has another serious movie in mind: he’s reportedly working on a biopic about the famous New York don John Gotti. Read More »