Director Martin Guigui has begun shooting a hybrid prequel/sequel to Martin Scorsese's boxing masterpiece Raging Bull. Curiously, Scorsese recently lamented, "I really don't know what Raging Bull II would be."
William Forsythe will play the older Jake LaMotta, and Mojean Aria will portray him in scenes that take place before the original film. (Robert De Niro won an Oscar for his 1980 turn as LaMotta.) Joe Mantegna, Tom Sizemore, Penelope Ann Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Alicia Witt, Ray Wise, Harry Hamlin, Bill Bellamy, and James Russo also will star.
No word on a release date.