Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Damn It Looks Good to Be a Gangster: Rob to join The Mad Ones?

Our good friend Amanda, The Twilight Examiner, brought us the news that Rob Pattinson is being considered among a long list of A-list stars to play New York City gangster Crazy Joe Gallo in the upcoming film The Mad Ones.

Us Magazine reports:
"I was talking to [author] Tom [Folsom] about who he wants to play Joe Gallo if you make this book into a movie. He said one of the ones he really wants is Leonard DiCaprio" producer Harvey Weinstein [said] at The Mad Ones book party in NYC Monday.

(Gallo -- a mafia associate known as "Crazy Joe" -- was portrayed by actor Joe Mantegna in the Godfather Part III.)

Who else could play the role?

"Rob Pattinson, James Franco, Leo...there's a bunch of guys," Weinstein goes on.

But Weinstein is a fan of Pattinson after working with him at the amfAR benefit in which he auctioned off two kisses to raise money for AIDS research.

"Rob Pattinson, I made him kiss girls in Cannes. He's the most charming, wonderful young man," Weinstein [says.] "He really cared about the charity, and that's not an easy thing to do. That's a sweet, sweetheart thing to do. And then we got two bids."

Who knew a few underage kisses would get him so far?


  1. Interesting...I would love to see him as a gansta.

  2. I wanna see what he can do with his, I mean a gun!! Yeah..that what I meant!

  3. I'm loving all the great opportunities coming his way..I'll gladly see Rob as a gangster.