Joe Pesci sues producer of ‘Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father’

July 29th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Joe Pesci has sued the producer of ‘Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father’ for axing him from a major role in the movie. Apparently Joe was asked to pile on 30 pounds in preparation for his role in the movie and later when he accomplished that, he was simply removed from that role and offered a small role instead. Naturally this upset Joe no end, as he had piled on all those pounds for nothing.

Joe was supposed to enact the character of Gotti’s right hand man. However later the casting director and the producer changed their minds, and instead offered Joe another role, that wasn’t as significant as the first. And that is not all, for the earlier important role he was being offered $3 million but for the lesser role, his paycheck was also decreased by two-thirds. Hence Joe sued the producers for $3 million.

The other stars of the movie ‘Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father’ are John Travolta, Lindsay Lohan, Al Pacino and Kelly Preston. The production and the filming of the movie is yet to begin and latest reports indicate that it would commence from January 2012.

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