Leonardo DiCaprio must testify in a case being made against The Wolf Of Wall Street after a man filed a lawsuit claiming he was defamed in the 2013 movie, a judge has ruled.
Andrew Greene, who was a former executive of the stock brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont, is looking for $25 million in damages against Paramount Pictures, as well as other producers.
The lawsuit is arguing that the movie wrongly depicted Greene as a “criminal, a drug user and a degenerate” through the character, Nicky Koskoff.
Greene’s lawyers argued for DiCaprio to testify because the actor would have met with director and producer Martin Scorsese, and screenwriter Terence Winter in the script development process to discuss scenes and revisions.
Scorsese and Winter have already given depositions in relation to the case, according to the court.
DiCaprio or his solicitors have yet to comment on the case, reports CNN.
The movie was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Martin Scorsese.
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