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Robert De Niro denies plagiarising Italian director for short film

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    Stefania Grassi claims 14-minute short Ellis is based on her own film L’uomo in Frac (The Man in Tails), in which she originally hoped De Niro would star

    Speaking through his lawyer, Robert De Niro has denied claims that a short film in which the Oscar-winning actor wanders the halls of an abandoned New Jersey hospital was plagiarised from the work of an Italian film-maker.

    De Niro’s film, Ellis, debuted at the New Yorker festival last month. The 14-minute short, which was directed by the French artist JR from a script by Eric Roth, was filmed at the long-abandoned Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital.

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