Gotti Film Producers Say Pesci Suit Is Attention Grab

Law360, New York (September 22, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT) -- Fiore Films LLC urged a California court on Tuesday to toss actor Joe Pesci's claims that producers reneged on a $3 million agreement giving him a significant role in an upcoming mob movie, arguing that the lawsuit is just a bid to boost Pesci's career.

Fiore Films — which is producing a biopic of former Gambino crime family boss John Gotti Sr. — said it never reached a formal agreement to pay Pesci $3 million to play the role of Angelo Ruggiero, an enforcer and close...
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