Don't Watch: Trailer for Unofficial 'Raging Bull' Sequel 'Bronx Bull'
by Ethan Anderton
June 20, 2014
Way back in 2012 we heard about a sequel to the Martin Scorsese boxing drama Raging Bull, but since then, the film hasn't been given permission to associate itself with the iconic film. Instead, it's going by the title The Bronx Bull, with William Forsythe in the lead as Jake LaMotta instead of Robert De Niro. The film is both a sequel and a prequel, following LaMotta in his teenage years and also following some time in his life after his famed boxing career. Unfortuantely, it doesn't look all that great, which isn't surprising coming from Martin Guigui, whose previous work includes National Lampoon's Cattle Call, a real gem. Watch?
The Bronx Bull is directed by Martin Guigui, who co-wrote the script with Rustam Branaman. The film is described as a combination prequel and sequel that explores "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champ Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times. William Forsythe takes the lead role with a cast that also includes Natasha Henstridge, Alicia Witt, Penelope Ann Miller, Joe Mantegna, Ray Wise, Paul Sorvino and more. There's no release date available though. Stay tuned for more information.