Robert Pattinson May Be Trading In His Fangs For A Tommy Gun

Robert PattinsonHarvey Weinstein has been talking. He does that a lot, but this particular chatter is interesting to many of you readers because it concerns one Robert Pattinson. Us Magazine spoke with Weinstein, who revealed that RPattz is one of a number of choices to play the role of Joe Gallo in a big screen adaptation of Tom Folsom's book, "The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld."

Folsom's top pick for the role is Leonardo DiCaprio according to Weinstein, but the studio head has a special place in his heart for the "Twilight" star. "Rob Pattinson, I made him kiss girls in Cannes. He's the most charming, wonderful young man," Weinstein told Us. "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."

For those of you who don't know, Joey Gallo was one of the more cultured members of the Mafia during the 1960s/70s. He was often out partying with the glitterati of the time, writing poetry... generally bringing attention to himself in ways that members of organized crime families probably shouldn't. He was also an incredibly violent, accomplished gangster who unsurprisingly met his end in dinnertime gangland shooting.

What do you think of RPattz for the role of Crazy Joe? Do you think Folsom is nuts to want DiCaprio over him? With his ongoing "Twilight" committments, do you think he'd be able to fit in a project like this? Where would you like to see him end up, post-"Twilight"?