Joe Pesci Files $3M Suit Over Gotti Film Role Deal

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 5:27 PM EDT) -- Actor Joe Pesci filed a lawsuit Wednesday in California court against Fiore Films LLC, claiming that the producers of an upcoming movie about the Gotti family reneged on an oral agreement to pay him $3 million to play a key role in the film.

Pesci claims Fiore Films hired him to play a critical part in the biopic of former Gambino crime family boss John Gotti Sr., and then used his reputation for playing mobsters to lure investors and generate publicity and buzz for the film.

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