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Frank Grillo Takes On Made Man In ‘Last Don Standing’: Philly Mob Boss Biopic

Frank Grillo Takes On Made Man In ‘Last Don Standing’: Philly Mob Boss Biopic
Exclusive: The Last Don Standing, the book that recounts the life of Philadelphia Mob Boss Ralph Natale, known as one of the only La Costra Nostra bosses to flip and become a federal witness, is being developed as a feature film and a starring vehicle for Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Purge franchise). The book from New York Daily News reporter Larry McShane and producer Dan Pearson, compiles Natale’s frank accounts of the murder of Bugsy Siegel, Jimmy Hoffa’s final days, the…
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Sylvester Stallone to star in TV adaptation of Mario Puzo’s Omerta, Antoine Fuqua directing

The Weinstein Company is looking to make networks an offer they can’t refuse, with Deadline revealing that the production house is set to shop around a TV adaptation of The Godfather author Mario Puzo’s final novel Omerta, with Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) directing and Sylvester Stallone (Creed) starring as mob boss Raymonde Aprile.

The site is reporting that a pilot script and show bible are already in place for the event series courtesy of Justin Herber and Adam Hoff, and TWC is quickly putting together a writers room, with a showrunner and female lead expected to be in place soon. The project will mark Stallone’s first foray into television.

Omerta was published posthumously in 2000 and is the final book in Puzo’s mafia trilogy after The Godfather and The Last Don.
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Sylvester Stallone joins Antoine Fuqua's TV adaption of Mario Puzo's Omerta

  • JoBlo
For those of you waiting for Sylvester Stallone to put his drawl to good use, it looks like he's going to get his chance on smaller screens. Antoine Fuqua is heading up a TV series adaptation of Mario Puzo's "Omerta," which is the last book in his Mafia Trilogy behind "The Godfather" and "The Last Don". A network has yet to pick up the... Read More...
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Sylvester Stallone To Make TV Debut With New Mafia Series Omerta

Action veteran Sylvester Stallone is primed to make his TV debut with Omerta, the new mafia drama in the works by Antoine Fuqua.

Word comes by way of The Hollywood Reporter, noting that Fuqua’s crime series will be adapted from Mario Puzo’s original novels, weaving a story involving a family empire from The Godfather to The Last Don. Stallone will reportedly take point as the patriarch ruling over said organization, though considering that no networks are attached at the time of writing, there’s still much work to be done before Fuqua’s project can enter production in earnest.

What is exciting, however, is the fact that Omerta represents Stallone’s first foray into serialized television. Barring turns in The Expendables franchise – an unashamed cash cow if ever there was one – the actor is beginning to shift gears to deliver powerful, award-worthy performances. It was a change of
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Stallone To Star In "Omerta" TV Series

Sylvester Stallone is finalizing a deal to star in Antoine Fuqua's TV adaption of author Mario Puzo's novel "Omerta," his first ever first scripted TV series.

The third in Puzo's mafia trilogy following "The Godfather" and "The Last Don," Stallone is expected to play the mafia head at the center of the story.

A network is not yet attached, but the project will soon be shopped to cable and streaming services and the pilot could film as early as this summer.

Source: The Live Feed
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Asylum Entertainment Hires Joan Harrison As Svp Scripted Programming, Development

Exclusive: The Kennedys producer Asylum Entertainment is stepping up its longform efforts with the hire of Joan Harrison as Svp Scripted Programming & Development. She will oversee miniseries and limited series for the company, with several projects already set up at networks. Harrison oversaw miniseries for CBS during the genre’s boom in the 1990s, shepherding such minis as The Last Don, Bella Mafia and In Cold Blood. She later worked as VP Development at TLC and the Travel Channel before a stint at Gersh, where she represented showrunners and filmmakers, and packaged longform and unscripted series.
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Kirstie Alley on 'Downton Abbey': 'I just want a role'

Kirstie Alley is happy to show it's not all laughs where she's concerned.

Best-known for such high-spirited ventures as "Cheers" -- for which she won an Emmy -- and her two stints on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," the actress has more humor in her future with her upcoming TV Land sitcom "Kirstie."

First, though, she makes a dramatic stop: Saturday's (Aug. 18) new Lifetime movie "Baby Sellers" casts her as an adoption-agency chief using questionable means to acquire youngsters for childless couples.

"The last couple of years have just been a ball," the ever-lively Alley tells Zap2it. "When 'Dancing With the Stars' first came up for me, every person on my team said, 'Don't do it.' Well, that always makes me rise to the challenge. I realized, 'This could be a huge mistake, or it could be glorious.' And it was a challenge I couldn't resist.
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