Oscar winning star Joe Pesci is suing the producers of the new Gotti movie starring (Lindsay Lohan and John Travolta) for $3 million dollars, claiming they offered him a title role in the film but then dumped him after he’d already gained weight for the part. The Daily Mail says:
Pesci claims he was offered the part of Angelo Ruggiero and agreed to a $3m deal.
In preparation for the role he gained almost 30lbs to help play Ruggiero, who was well known for his heavy and stocky build.
But in legal papers filed in Los Angele, [Pesci] claimed he was dropped from the role and offered a lesser role and reduced salary.
The lawsuit claims the producers of the film Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father used Pesci’s name and status to drum up support for the project.
The lawsuit says: ‘Defendant has no intention of paying (Pesci) $3 million or having him portray Ruggiero in the film. Rather, plaintiff secretly planned to use (Pesci’s) name and likeness to promote the film and then to later concoct some pretext for terminating the contract so as to avoid paying plaintiff anything for the substantial publicity and “buzz” that was generated.’
If Joe Pesci wants to sue anybody, he should start with the dipshit that got him a role in the same movie as Lindsay Lohan and Vinny Barbarino. Agent FAIL.
Candice Swanepoel in Victoria’s Secret’s new exercise line because Joe Pesci is old and not sexy: