MGM Settles ‘Raging Bull II’ Lawsuit With Movie Name Change

By | Wednesday August 1, 2012 @ 3:30pm PDT

It’s not a TKO but MGM is dropping its lawsuit against the producers of Raging Bull II. “The parties have amicably reached a resolution of their pending litigation, pursuant to which production of a … Read More »

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MGM Files ‘Raging Bull 2′ Lawsuit Against Jake LaMotta & Sequel Producers

Claiming breach of contract and four other counts, MGM put the legal gloves on today with Jake LaMotta and the producers of Raging Bull 2. In a 7-page complaint filed today (read it here) against the 91-year old former boxer and RB II Productions, MGM wants the courts to order production on Raging Bull 2, which is currently filming in LA, stopped. Additionally, the studio wants to make sure the indie movie never sees the light of day. MGM also wants compensatory damages and punitive and exemplary damages and more “awarded in an amount sufficient to punish the RB II defendants and to deter those who would commit or knowingly seek to profit from similar actions, now or in the future.”

MGM alleges LaMotta had no right to allow RB II Productions the rights to his 1986 sequel book without first offering it to them. That comes from a 1976 agreement the boxer and co-author Peter Savage entered into with Chartoff-Winkler Productions. That agreement, which MGM is the successor-in-interest to, not only included his 1970 memoir but extended to any “owner-written sequel,” says the studio. MGM says that RB II has ignored the studio’s attempts to get them and LaMotta to comply with the 1976 agreement.

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Cloris Leachman Joins ‘Raging Bull II’

By | Wednesday June 27, 2012 @ 3:09pm PDT

Cloris Leachman has jumped in the ring on Raging Bull II. The Emmy winning actress will play the mother of Penelope Ann Miller in the film. Raging Bull II is combo prequel and sequel to Martin ScorseseRead More »

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