Joe Pesci settles dispute over 'Gotti' film payday

Joe Pesci settles dispute over 'Gotti' film payday

NEWARK, NJ - MAY 02: Joe Pesci and Yogi Berra attend the 3rd Annual New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on May 2, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 12:54 AM

LOS ANGELES -- Joe Pesci has settled a lawsuit filed against a company planning a biopic on the Gotti crime family.

The Oscar-winner sued Fiore Films in July 2011 claiming the filmmakers reneged on a deal for a $3 million role in the film and were offering him a lesser part in the project and a lower payday.

Pesci's attorney Jessica Trotter confirmed Monday that a settlement had been reached in the case but said she could not provide any details.

Michael Froch, an attorney for Fiore Films, said he could only confirm the case had been dismissed.

Pesci's lawsuit stated the actor gained 30 pounds in anticipation of playing a childhood friend and enforcer of crime boss John Gotti Sr.

he film, "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father," has not started filming.

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