Raging Bull II will be moving forward, but with a new title
Despite being sued by MGM for using the title RAGING BULL II, the Martin Guigui movie about the early life of boxer Jake LaMotta will continue production, but under the new title THE BRONX BULL.
THE BRONX BULL was LaMotta's other nickname, far less popular than the Raging Bull moniker. The studio and producers of THE BRONX BULL reached an agreement that the film would no longer utilize the title of the Martin Scorsese film.
MGM and Sunset Pictures producer Dahlia Waingort issued the following statement: "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. 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."
I have no issue with the movie being made. In fact, from what we have seen so far it doesn't look like it would even get close to the recognition RAGING BULL has garnered over the years. At least now the movie can exist without trying to make some extra money from it's title alone. The movie is an independent production and stars William Forsythe, Joe Mantegna, Tom Sizemore, Penelope Ann Miller, and Mojean Aria as the young Jake LaMotta.