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Lawsuit Filed Over James Caan’s Final Movie, ‘Fast Charlie’

Film Writer Lee Goldberg is taking legal action against two production firms in a dispute over the late James Caan’s last film, the police procedural Fast Charlie.

Quick Charlie is director Phillip Noyce’s take on Victor Gischler’s Edgar Award-nominated unique Gun Monkeys. It centers on Charlie Swift (Pierce Brosnan), who has actually helped aging mob boss Stan (Caan) for 20 years, skillfully operating as a respected fixer and also reliable gunman. When a rival boss transfers to remove Stan and his whole team, he stops working to get Charlie. Now on his own, Charlie will stop at nothing to retaliate his pal, and has no plans to leave any individual to life.

Goldberg and also his business, Adventures in Television, brought the claim in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday against Boomtown Media Partners LLC and also Fast Charlie Nola LLC, alleging breach of contract and seeking declaratory alleviation.

Agents for the accuseds might not be quickly reached.

Goldberg has actually created for Psych, Monk, Diagnosis Murder as well as Baywatch. He claims he got in a created contract in March 2021 with Boomtown Media to obtain the alternative to get the motion picture, tv and supplementary civil liberties to Gun Monkeys, a movie script authored by Goldberg based upon the Gischler’s story of the very same name.

All cash due Goldberg’s firm were to be paid to Goldberg if a movie was made based on Gun Monkeys together with credit reports in the main titles, house video product packaging and other locations, according to the suit.

Goldberg thinks Boomtown designated its legal rights to Fast Charlie Nola, which in April 2022 began shooting Fast Charlie, a motion picture based on Gun Monkeys, yet the plaintiff was not paid the agreed-upon acquisition cost or provided through his company the initial chance to make any kind of revisions to the script.

The New Orleans-shot movie has actually wrapped, however has not yet been released. Goldberg and his company desire an initial order quiting the defendants from distributing Fast Charlie available till a determination is made regarding the plaintiffs’ civil liberties to writing and co-producer credits. The suit additionally seeks compensatory damages.

Caan died July 6 at age 82 as well as was known for playing in movies such as The Godfather, Thief and also Brian’s Song.

The Fast Charlie ensemble additionally includes Gbenga Akkinagbe, Morena Baccarin and also Toby Huss. Richard Wenk (The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer) has a screenwriting credit scores on the film, with Daniel Grodnik (Bobby) and also Mitchell Welch (Chain of Command) acting as manufacturers. Screen Media’s David Fannon and Seth Needle, Foresight Unlimited’s Mark Damon as well as Tamara Birkemoe and also David Nagelberg functioned as its EPs, with UTA Independent Film Group organizing funding.

Screen Media holds worldwide legal rights to the photo, and is looking to release it in early 2023.

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