Ever imagined Sly Stallone with a Bawston accent? God knows I have. "Yo, Adrian! Come heah quick, ah gotta wicked hahd on!"
Well the fantasy is one step closer to reality today with the news that Martin Scorsese has offered the part of Chuck Aule in his big screen adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel Shutter Island to Stallone. He’d star alongside Leo DiCaprio, who’s already signed on to play the role of Teddy Daniels. Amazon review:
U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels and his partner, Chuck Aule, arrive on Shutter Island, a secure facility for the criminally insane in Boston Harbor, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Rachel Solando from her locked and guarded room. While looking for Rachel, a woman who has murdered her three children, Teddy also plans to investigate rumors that the hospital is performing radical brain surgery as part of its experimental treatments.
Oh, I get it: Sly Stallone, radical brain surgery – now it makes sense. In all seriousness though, Gone, Baby, Gone was one of the best movies I saw this year, so all in all Lehane adaptations (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone) have a pretty good track record. Plus, one of Stallone’s best roles was in Cop Land, which was about as close as it gets to a Scorsese movie without actually being one. In conclusion, your mother is a dirty, dirty whore.