A quick check of the calendar…
…no, not April 1st.
Raging Bull II is currently filming throughout Los Angeles and on the Universal lot according to Variety.
Looks legit….I just don’t see how.
Production is underway on Raging Bull II,. This is going to be some kind of hybrid prequel/sequel to Martin Scorsese’s classic that had Robert De Niro giving a truly great performance.
Martin Guigui has put himself in the firing line of the internet by agreeing to direct this one from a script he co-wrote with Rustam Branaman.
William Forsythe stars as boxing champ Jake LaMotta, Mojean Aria playing the younger version of the character.
The film also stars Joe Mantegna, Tom Sizemore, Penelope Ann Miller (I wondered what happened to here), Natasha Henstridge, Alicia Witt, Ray Wise, Harry Hamlin, Bill Bellamy and James Russo.
Forsythe is a great actor who usually works best in supporting roles. He is stepping into big shows going up against De Niro’s performance in the original. I supposes, as it is set after the first film it may have some mention of LaMotta’s involvement with the Scorsese film
I feel this is a train wreck in the making. For the sake of all those involved I hope it isn’t.