Bo Dietl isn’t a New York City mayor, but he plays one in the movies.
The mayoral wannabe is shooting a scene for the film “Clinton Road” on Saturday, where he portrays an NYPD cop turned mayor who wanders into a nightclub run by Ice-T, whose character is also a retired policeman.
The scene will take place in a former Chelsea club that’s no longer in business. We’re told that the script calls for Dietl to walk into the reanimated venue and chat with Ice T, and say to the “Cop Killer” rapper “You did pretty good for an ex-detective.” Ice-T then says “Me? You’re an ex-detective and now you’re the mayor!”
The film also stars former “21 Jump Street” star Richard Grieco, “Sopranos” actor Vincent Pastore and Madonna’s baby daddy, Carlos Leon. Noel Ashman, who has owned popular nightclubs including Veruka, N/A and the Leonora, plays a doorman in the movie.
Dietl confirmed that indeed he’s shooting scenes on Saturday, then on Sunday, he’ll begin preparing for his Tuesday night debate with Mayor De Blasio whom he hopes to defeat in next month’s real-life mayoral election.
“How wonderful is this — playing the mayor?” the 66-year-old underdog candidate asked. He’s polling at 6%.
“That’s going to be exciting,” Dietl said. “Here’s one thing about Bo Dietl — I’m honest, I’m respectful, well I don’t know if im respectful, but I am truthful.”
Dietl also has a role in Martin Scorsese’s next film “The Irishman,” which he says he’s promised the legendary director he’ll finish shooting, even if he pulls off a huge upset and becomes the new mayor. Dietl also says that becoming mayor wouldn’t necessarily put an end to his acting career.
“If there’s an opportunity I’ll do it,” Dietl said. My number one thing will be running the city.”
The film is being directed by former New York City cop Steve Stanulis, who also worked as an A-list bodyguard for actors including Leonardo DiCaprio.
With Brian Niemietz