I used to think the producers of the John Gotti movie (including Stuttering John) were poser retards who had no idea what the fuck they were doing. But it turns out their website plays the Madonna song ‘Hollywood’, which is where many movies are made. You can’t get much more professional than that.
And then they cast big names like John Travolta (who will act in literally anything and hasn’t made a good movie since 1998) and Lindsay Lohan (in a role so prestigious they first offered it to Kim Kardashian) and, amazingly enough, Joe Pesci. I have no idea how but they actually got Joe Pesci to play a mob enforcer.
He’s one of the greatest actors ever, and this is the role he’s best at, so maybe they know what they’re doing after all. What do you think Entertainment Weekly?
Actor Joe Pesci is suing Fiore Films, the production company behind the John Gotti biopic, for $3 million.
The suit alleges that the company used Pesci’s name to drum up interest in the project, only to rescind an offer for Pesci to play Gotti enforcer and childhood friend Angelo Ruggiero.
Actually they changed their mind and asked him to play a lesser role for a third of what they already agreed to pay him. Joe Pesci. The guy from ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Casino’. The guy who has only made 2 movies since 1998. They goy him out of semi-retirement to play a mob psycho, for the bargain rate of $3 million. And then after he agreed to it they decided he should play some other guy instead for $1 million.
But wait, let’s ask the guy who thinks he’s Chili Palmer for his side of the story.
Mike Fiore, CEO of Fiore Films, claimed it was Pesci who had pulled out of the project.
“Before we had a deal, Mr. Pesci walked away,” says Fiore, who also contends he’s considering countersuing Pesci. “He’s wasting his time and everybody else’s time. I might be a newbie in town. This newbie is not going to get bulled around.”
Yes, clearly. You’re very tough. It was very wise of you to screw over a universally respected and liked actor. He would have given your mafia movie instant credibility, but your lead is the guy who played Edna Turnblad in ‘Hairspray’, so I guess you already got that covered.