Sylvester Stallone’s New Mob Show Was Pitched 45 Minutes After Initial Idea

by Michael Freeman
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It’s been discussed Taylor Sheridan’s ideas come to fruition rather quickly, but his latest takes the cake. His newest mob show, starring Sylvester Stallone, was pitched as soon as it was thought up.

Deadline recently provided an in-depth article about Taylor Sheridan. In it, the outlet discussed much of his work such as Mayor of Kingstown and Yellowstone. His upcoming mob show also received mention, due to several factors. The first is that it stars Sylvester Stallone, and the second is how quickly the show came to be. In fact, Sheridan pitched the idea immediately after thinking it up.

Executive producer David Glasser discussed the awe-inspiring story. “On Kansas City, I call Taylor on a Friday, and I say to him, we love Stallone and we’re both looking for something for him, why don’t we do something in the mob space? I’ve always wanted to make Mario Puzo’s Omerta, and I said, Taylor what if you came up with the cool wildness of Goodfellas with Stallone. He takes a breath, I’m not even joking, and he goes hmm, that’s a good idea, Glasser. Then, on the spot, he proceeds to spend 45 minutes pitching me a story that he just created in his head.”

Glasser continued, saying the show’s pilot was ready within a matter of days. “This is Friday at 3 p.m. It is a great story, and nothing is written down. By Sunday afternoon, he handed me the pilot. I couldn’t believe it. I call the network, I say, ‘I have another show that Taylor just finished.’ They go, ‘What do you mean?’ At the same time, Sheridan called Stallone, pitched him the idea, and the actor accepted his role.

Sylvester Stallone Explains Why He Painted ‘Rocky’ Before Writing the Script

Sylvester Stallone is known for his acting, screenwriting, and producing. However, did you know he also enjoys painting? It may come as a surprise, but his painting Rocky before writing it helped shape it into the movie we know and love.

Artnet recently discussed Stallone and his painting endeavors, with his Rocky (1975) piece being a focal point. Talking about it himself, Stallone stated “I made a self-portrait with a more defined ‘pug face’ than I had back then, but to capture his sadness, I switched the brush with a screw driver and carved the eyes.”

This self-portrait helped not only illustrate his own feelings but form the basis for Rocky Balboa in the movie. Though his technique might sound odd, it gave us a main character we adore decades later, so it’s hard to argue with Stallone’s methods.