Magazine article Screen International

Producer Cecchi Gori Back under House Arrest in Italy

Magazine article Screen International

Producer Cecchi Gori Back under House Arrest in Italy

Article excerpt

Italian producer Vittorio Cecchi Gori is back under house arrest as he is investigated for fraudulent bankruptcy of his holding company Finmavi Spa, Italian media widely reports.

The arrests must certainly come as a blow to Cecchi Gori - whose legal woes began some ten years ago but who had been making something of a turn around in the past 12 months.

In March, the Los Angeles superior court ordered producer Gianni Nunnari pay $15m to Cecchi Gori in income and expenses from several projects the likes of 300, Everybody's Fine, The Departed, Shutter Island and Hugo Cabret.

In fact, Cecchi Gori, who has long said he will make a come back, recently announced his involvement in the upcoming Martin Scorsese project Silence.

But his troubles are far from over at home with the Rome court investigating the producer for the bankruptcy of Finmavi Spa to the value of some $860m ([euro]600m). …

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