'Raging Bull II' in the Works and Looking For a Few Good Actors
Raging Bull II will start shooting in June and they're looking for a few actors to complement William Forsythe who will take over as the boxer Jake LaMotta for Robert De Niro. Head over to Moviehole for the complete list.
The movie is based on a book by Chris Anderson and Sharon McGehee titled Raging Bull II: Continuing the Story of Jake LA Motta. Described as a companion piece to the Martin Scorsese's film, the book fills in the pieces of LaMotta's life left out of the movie like what happened in his childhood and how he fared after Scorsese's movie. The book was released in 1986 and has a current sales rank of #474,974 in Amazon's Kindle Store.
With that said, don't expect this movie to reach the level of Scorsese's 1980 classic since all the good stuff was used in that movie and the talent level involved in Raging Bull II is ... let's just leave it at that.
Robert De Niro won Best Actor for his role in Raging Bull, but when the movie was first released on Movember 16, 1980, it only made about $1 million at the box office on an estimated budget of $18 million after its theatrical run.