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Rambo's changing sides, may play villain now

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 producer's plan to highlight Scarpa's involvement in 20 murders and his career, and claim Stallone likes the script.

hollywood Updated: Jul 05, 2014 19:05 IST

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.

Read: Sylvester Stallone returns for Rambo V, to also write screenplay

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.