The actor was given $500,000 (£312,500) to make The Trouble with Cali, in which he stars alongside son Michael and his Oscar-winning actress daughter Mira – and Lackawanna County officials are concerned they haven’t seen a return on the investment.
Director of Administrative Services Thomas Dirkin has written to the star asking for an update on the movie’s “projected completion date and distribution schedule,” according to the New York Daily News.
But Sorvino insists the film, which will premiere at the Sedona International Film Festival in Arizona later this month (21Feb12), looks good and he hopes to turn a profit.
He says, “It’s a very good film and it will do well.”
The officials stand to make 20 per cent of the film’s profits, according to the publication.
Sorvino shot the bulk of the film in Pennsylvania.