STALLONE WANTS VIGGO TO PLAY EDGAR ALLEN POE
Sylvester Stallone has been TALKING about doing a movie on the life of Edgar Allen Poe for decades and it looks like he’s finally going to pull it off. Sly wrote his own script on the American writer’s madly tortured life and mysterious death in 1849, and he plans to direct the movie, but NOT star in it. First, Sly considered Robert Downey Jr for the lead. But he ended up offering it to Eastern Promises star Viggo Mortensen. Viggo DID ask for a few script changes, but it looks like it might happen.