Martin Scorsese’s people respond to Silence lawsuit

Last week, Cecchi Gori Pictures filed a lawsuit against Martin Scorsese for failing to make for them the long-gestating Silence within a reasonable time-frame.

Scorsese’s people have hit back at the suit, responding with the legal equivalent of “You talkin’ to me?” (Documented by Deadline…)

“It is shocking to us that the lawyers for Cecchi Gori Pictures would file a suit pursuing such absurd claims considering the amicable working relationship existing between Martin Scorsese and the principals of Cecchi Gori Pictures.The claims asserted are completely contradicted by, inconsistent with, and contrary to the express terms of an agreement entered into by the parties last year. The lawsuit filing on the eve of Mr. Scorsese starting another picture has all the earmarks of a media stunt. Mr. Scorsese is confident that he will prevail in court should Cecchi Gori Pictures actually pursue this meritless action.”

Although we prefer lawsuits in which people accuse the makers of The Hangover Part 2 and Sister Act of stealing their life stories (no, seriously!), we will keep our eye on this case as it develops.

Discuss: Yikes. Don’t make Marty angry, guys. 

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