'Sylvester Stallone on Finally Getting to Play a Gangster

Finally Getting to Play a Gangster

Fifteen years

after “The Sopranos” concluded its run on HBO, a new gangster series has arrived on

Helmed by

“Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan, the new series marks Sylvester Stallone’s first foray into the

“It’s very

hard to find something original,” Stallone said on Wednesday night at the “Tusla King”

“And when

it comes knocking on your door, you have to be a fool to say no

How will

“Tulsa King” stand apart from other gangster series? For one, it’s a Western that

Stallone’s character,

antiquated mafia capo Dwight Manfredi, is tasked with establishing a criminal organization in Tulsa,

“The idea

of taking him out of New York, so he’s not like a Tony Soprano,

Five decades

after Stallone auditioned for the roles of Paulie Gatto and Carlo Rizzi in “The Godfather,”

Don’t ask

me why, but there’s a romanticism about these kinds of characters

Co-showrunner Terence

Winter, who served as a writer and producer on “The Sopranos,” said Stallone is essentially

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