Sylvester Stallone is making TV debut with Mario Puzo’s Omerta

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Apr 29, 2016 12:44 IST
Sylvester Stallone attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (AFP)

After getting nominated for an Oscar with Creed last year, Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone is all set to make his TV debut with a mafia drama series called Omerta, based on a novel written by The Godfather’s Mario Puzo.

The 69-year-old actor is expected to portray a mob boss in Antoine Fuqua’s television series.

Omerta is the final novel in the Puzo’s mafia trilogy that started with The Godfather and The Last Don.

Stallone is set to work with The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua for the project.

The news comes just weeks after Fuqua signed a multi-year TV deal with Weinstein Co. The director is now gearing up for the release of his new movie The Magnificent Seven starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.

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Meanwhile, Stallone is expected to reprise his iconic role as Rocky Balboa in Creed 2 after he won a Golden Globe and received an Oscar nomination, thanks to the first movie. His other films include Ratchet & Clank and Animal Crackers.

Michael B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone in a still from Creed. (YouTube)

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