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02/04/2013

Joe Pesci has settled a 2011 lawsuit with the filmmakers behind a planned biopic based on the Gotti Crime family, according to the Associated Press.

Pesci claimed Fiore Films, the company behind "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father," reneged on a $3 million deal for the actor to appear in the movie and later offered him a lesser part for a lower salary.

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07/28/2011
Joe Pesci appears in a still from the 2010 film, Love Ranch. - Provided courtesy of Aramid Entertainment / E1 Entertainment

Joe Pesci has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the filmmakers of the Gotti family biopic, "Gotti: In The Shadow of my Father," claiming Fiore Films rescinded his part after the actor gained 30 pounds for the role.

According to the Associated Press, Pesci accused the company of using his name to gain interest in the movie, where the actor was slated to play Angelo Ruggiero, a Gotti enforcer and childhood friend of crime boss John Gotti Sr. The 68-year-old actor was then offered a lesser role, with a $2 million salary cut.

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