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John Fogerty Is Not Pleased About Proud Mary Film


John Fogerty is upset about the new film Proud Mary, which shares the same name as a famous Creedence Clearwater Revival song, which he says has nothing to do with him or the band.

"There is a movie in current release called Proud Mary. I don't know much about it other than this. The main character is a black woman who is also an assassin. And apparently, her name is Mary," Fogerty said in a statement. "My songs are special to me. Precious. So it irks me when people seek to capitalize on the popularity of my music and the good will it has earned with the public for their own financial gain. Over the years, I have often found myself directly opposed to these uses. This movie has nothing to do with me, or my song. They simply picked the title and wrote a completely fictitious story around it."

Directed by Babak Najafi, the upcoming thriller stars Taraji P. Henson as an assassin. According to Fogerty, no one from the film consulted him. He also cited the film's poster, which changed the song's lyrics.

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