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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Big Pussy from The Sopranos threatened with lawsuit


Vincent Pastore, best known as Big Pussy on “The Sopranos,” is being accused of being a no-show at a recent film shoot.

Danny Provenzano, who previously directed Pastore — as well as James Caan and actors from “Goodfellas,” “Analyze This,” “Carlito’s Way” and “A Bronx Tale” — in the 2003 mob feature “This Thing of Ours,” says he hired Pastore for a three-day film project in late 2013.

But he says the “Sopranos” star didn’t show up, wasting time and money.

Danny Provenzano (left) and Vincent Pastore in 2002

“[Danny] even agreed to Pastore’s demands for payment in cash at the rate of $1,000 per day,” says a letter fired off by Provenzano’s attorney Thomas Ferro to Pastore’s reps, who strongly deny the claims.

The letter claims Pastore’s agent agreed to the December ’13 shoot, then, “Everyone scheduled to appear showed up — except for Pastore.”

The letter alleges, “Danny telephoned Pastore and asked him why he was not yet on- set. Pastore simply said he was not coming, citing no real reason . . . and hung up on Danny.”

And, “The three-day shoot cost about $85,000,” and Pastore’s absence left “actors, video technicians, lighting and sound technicians, set designers, costume designers, hair and makeup people, directors [and] producers” in the lurch.

The letter threatens the launch of a lawsuit this month if Pastore won’t settle.

But Pastore’s lawyer Suzy Rose Yengo, who’s also the CEO of Catch a Rising Star comedy clubs, staunchly denied Provenzano’s cliams, telling us:

‘“There is no valid potential legal dispute between these parties at this time or at any time, and any public threat of legal action is defamatory and harassment against my client.”’

Fuhgeddaboutit!

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1 comment:

  1. Danny is the late Tony Provenzano's nephew who was very powerful in his day

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