The upcoming "Raging Bull" sequel will no longer be called "Raging Bull II"; instead, it will be called "The Bronx Bull." MGM brought a suit earlier in the month against the producers of the film as the original parties, save for boxer Jake LaMotta, upon whom the story is based, have nothing to do with the new production.
"The parties have amicably reached a resolution of their pending litigation, pursuant to which production of a film based upon certain events in the life of Jake LaMotta will proceed under the working title 'The Bronx Bull,'" both parties said in a joint statement.
"That film is not related in any way to the 1980 motion picture entitled 'Raging Bull,' and MGM is not associated with the film in any respect. Neither party will have any further statements regarding this matter," the statement concluded.
The new version stars William Forsythe as LaMotta, and also features Joe Mantegna, Paul Sorvino and Natasha Henstridge.
by RTT Staff Writer
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