Fiorentino bares ‘Time’ suit

Thesp counters suit over O'Keefe biopic

Actress Linda Fiorentino countered a lawsuit over her role in a Georgia O’Keefe biopic by filing a cross-complaint Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The action alleges the producers falsely promised investors she would appear in “prurient sex scenes” which Fiorentino contends she had never approved.

“Till the End of Time” was set to shoot in summer 2000 but never got off the ground. It was to have starred Fiorentino as the painter O’Keefe and Ben Kingsley as photographer-editor Alfred Stieglitz.

Art Oko Film, the German production company backing the pic, sued Fiorentino in April for $5 million. The company alleges the actress forced the production to shut down due to her repeated absences from the set and bogus claims of illness.

In her cross-complaint, Fiorentino maintains she spent 16 months trying to get the film made and that the producers promised investors that Fiorentino would “perform the full frontal nudity and prurient sex scenes that they had added to the script without Fiorentino’s approval.”

The cross-complaint seeks damages for defamation, breach of contract, misappropriation of her right of publicity and false advertising.

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