What is it with these news stories that constantly seem like a late April Fool’s Day joke?
First there was Eddie Murphy joining Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in TRIPLETS, then Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs, and now we have a follow-up to Martin Scorsese’s seminal film RAGING BULL. Yep, Movie Hole has a confirmed exclusive that RAGING BULL II is casting as we speak with an eye towards starting production in Los Angeles this summer.
Based on the book Raging Bull II: Continuing the Story of Jake LaMotta by Chris Anderson, Sharon McGehee, and Jake LaMotta (find its Amazon Kindle page here), the movie is meant to serve “as a companion piece to the Martin Scorsese film and is both a prequel and sequel to the events depicted in the latter.”
As for who will play the older version of the Jake LaMotta Robert De Niro brought us in the first RAGING BULL? That would be one Mr. William Forsythe (THE ROCK, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, “Boardwalk Empire”).
Meanwhile, Argentinean director Martin Guigui (BENEATH THE DARKNESS) is scouting even as I write this for:
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