Joe Pesci is gearing up to sue the makers of the upcoming film
Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father, as they have dropped
him from the film. The actor claims that the production house used
him to promote the movie and ditched him when he demanded them to
pay the agreed remuneration for the film.
The actor says that he was offered $3m for the role of Gotti's
friend. But the movie bosses latter changed their stance by asking
him to play a lesser role and told him that they could only pay $1
million. Now he demands the same amount, which they had promised
him earlier, as he had started working on the project and reduced
his weight by 30 pounds.
However, the Associated Press, CEO Marc Fiore had denied it and
said, "Before we had a deal, Mr. Pesci walked away." He has been
replaced by John Travolta for the role of Angelo Ruggiero.