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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Former NYPD detective could turn up in movie about infamous Colombo family enforcer





New York private eye turned Hollywood actor Bo Dietl is booking more roles after his appearance in Martin Scorsese’s HBO series “Vinyl.”

Spies said Dietl could pop up next in a biopic of Gregory Scarpa, the Colombo crime family enforcer, starring Sylvester Stallone and written by “Goodfellas” scribe Nicholas Pileggi.

Dietl was at the “Vinyl” premiere on Friday with stars Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde and Ray Romano, as well as his fiancée, Margo Urban.

“Scorsese taught me how to act,” said Dietl, who has appeared in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Carlito’s Way.” “I didn’t go to acting school.”

He added the director originally wanted him to read for a different role in “Vinyl,” set in the music biz of 1973.

But when the gumshoe saw the script, he realized he was meant to play Joe Corso, a radio promotions guy.

“I read for this other guy then I looked at the camera and said, ‘Marty, I am Joe Corso,’ and read that part.”

http://pagesix.com/2016/01/19/bo-dietl-has-the-acting-itch/

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