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Mad’s mob flick

It sounds like Madonna is working on her gangster image.

First, she worked closely with Timbaland on hip-hop tracks.

Now the Queen of Pop wants to make a film about her jailbird former lover, one-time New York mobster Chris Paciello.

In the early Nineties Madge was completely smitten with Paciello, who worked as a “nightclub investor”? at the time.

She was introduced to the tough guy, who looks as though he stepped straight from a Sopranos script, by her best pal Ingrid Casares and started a passionate two-year relationship.

It all fell apart after he was jailed for murder following a burglary in which a woman was shot dead by an accomplice.

But I can reveal that following his release she has met him three times in the past six months to discuss making a movie about his life with her film company Maverick.

A shortlist of stars has been drawn up for the project including Mark Wahlberg, John Cusack and star of massive American sci-fi series Heroes Milo Ventimiglia.

But one man who won’t be getting involved, despite a request from her Madgesty, is her hubby Guy Ritchie. He has told her he thinks the whole project is a bad idea.

My well-placed Madonna source said: “Recording with Timbaland must have given Madonna a taste for gangsters. She’s back in touch with her old flame Chris.

“He led Madonna astray in 1992/1993 and most of her friends were unhappy about their relationship at the time.

“She has met him three times to thrash out a deal first when she went to LA for the Academy Awards, then twice in New York, including her most recent trip there last month.

“There’s no romance. She is desperately keen to produce a film based on the book Mob Over Miami about him.

“She has always been fascinated by tough guys and loves his story.”?

It’s rumoured Paciello, also previously linked with Jennifer Lopez, has owed Madonna more than £100,000 for over 15 years.

If Maverick gets the deal going, Madonna will serve as an executive producer on the top secret project.

But I can’t imagine Guy will be happy. She already sees a lot of her ex Carlos Leon, the father of her daughter Lourdes.

Is she hunting out exes? It sounds to me like she’s been bitten by the Facebook bug.

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