(CelebNMusic247) Martin Scorsese Sued For Breach of Contract
Back in 1990, 22-years ago, famed director, Martin Scorsese agreed to make “Seven” and “A Bronx Tale” and a film called “Silence.” Scorsese paid for the right to do each of those films, but when it came to directing Silence, Martin put on the back burner, according to the lawsuit filed.
At the time, Martin Scorsese and Cecchi Gori Pictures (the company who has filed the lawsuit) made an agreement, which Scorsese has not kept.
Basically, Martin Scorsese has been blowing off a movie he agreed to make 22-years ago, according to a new lawsuit, and now it could end up costing him several million dollars.
According to the suit, Martin Scorsese paid for the right to do each of those films before “Silence,” but never forked over the hefty fee for “Hugo.”
In addition, the lawsuit alleges Scorsese owes Cecchi a flat fee of $1.5 million, plus the value of his producer title on “Hugo” and 20% of his back-end on the 11 time Oscar nominated movie Hugo. Hugo won 5 Oscars for 2011.
However, the docs point out that Scorsese previously reached an agreement in 2004 to make “Silence” his next movie.
Obviously, that hasn’t happened and now Cecchi Gori says Martin is pushing off their movie again to make “Wolf of Wall Street.”
Cecchi Gori is suing for the unpaid fees on “Hugo,” and any other movie Scorsese ends up making before “Silence” — so, basically … a truck-load of cash, reports TMZ.
At time of press, Scorsese has not commented.