DiCaprio deposition ordered in 'Wolf of Wall Street' lawsuit

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge says actor Leonardo DiCaprio can be questioned for litigation stemming from "The Wolf of Wall Street."

U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke, in Central Islip, New York, issued the ruling Thursday in a lawsuit brought by Andrew Greene against Paramount Pictures Corp. and others in 2014.

Greene contends that the portrayal of a character who engaged in illegal and morally questionable acts in the 2013 film defames him. He is seeking over $50 million. Paramount says the character is a fictional composite.

Lawyers for the 41-year-old DiCaprio opposed the deposition request, saying DiCaprio did not write the screenplay or direct the film. In the movie, DiCaprio portrayed Jordan Belfort, a notorious stock swindler who cost investors millions of dollars in the 1990s.