RAGING BULL 2 Lawsuit Forces Title Change to THE BRONX BULL

     August 1, 2012


Sad news for those of you who were looking forward to seeing Raging Bull 2: it’s still in development, but has changed its title to The Bronx Bull.  A lawsuit filed by MGM claimed the right of first refusal of a sequel by the studio, as they owned both Jake LaMotta’s life rights and the feature rights tied to Martin Scorsese’s original film.  The title change reflects LaMotta’s nickname and the producers will publicly dissociate their project from Scorsese’s picture and MGM studios.

The Martin Guigui (Beneath the Darkness) picture stars William Forsythe (Boardwalk Empire) as an older LaMotta with Mojean Aria (Cross Life) as a younger version.  The picture also stars Tom Sizemore (Heat), Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas) and Penelope Ann Miller (The Artist).  The title change notice comes via THR.

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  • Moron

    Straight to DVD pap.

  • will

    Now we never have to think of this movie as a sequel… Scorsese’s legacy is saved.

    • McG

      You wouldn’t “have to” anyway.

  • McG

    In this prequel we see the RISE of serial killer Jake LaMotta…
    Just as in the third chapter (post Raging Bull) we will see him locked in an asylum while revolutionaries start a class war in the Bronx, but he’ll be unable to affect any of it: the ultimate torture for an anarchist like him.

  • thaRiddler

    I’ll be funny if this movie wins an Oscar. Just damn funny.

    • UserAboveMeIsAnIdiot

      “I’ll be funny”? Where did you learn to read and write?

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