'Raging Bull' sequel now 'The Bronx Bull,' no longer a 'Raging Bull' sequel
One of the strangest sequel projects in movie history is no longer a sequel. In a joint statement, MGM Studios and Dahlia Waingort, the producer of the film originally known as Raging Bull II, declared on Wednesday that Waingort’s film now has the working title The Bronx Bull, and is in no way associated with Martin Scorsese’s 1980 film Raging Bull.
The announcement resolves a lawsuit brought by MGM in July that attempted to shut down production on the film, which traces the life of boxer Jake LaMotta in the years that span before and after Raging Bull. LaMotta, now 91 years old, has been cooperating with that project, but it otherwise had nothing to do with Scorsese’s film, which won star Robert De Niro an Academy Award. Instead, Boardwalk Empire‘s William Forsythe is playing the older LaMotta, with Mojean Aria playing him as a youth.
Check out the full statement below: