Last week, we reported that the sequel Raging Bull II began production in Los Angeles, starring William Forsythe as the older Jake LaMotta, and Mojean Aria as the younger version of the boxing champion. Today we have the first two photos from this biopic that takes place both before and after the events in Martin Scorsese's 1980 classic, Raging Bull. Take a look at these shots from an old-time card game and an underground bare-knuckle fist fight, along with more details from the production.
This film may quench the unsatisfied thirst that movie goers desire to see more of this true middleweight boxing legend as well as newcomers who want to see an action film that shows how a man's inner drive can overcome life's obstacles. Raging Bull II fills in the gaps and allows us to get to know Jake LaMotta. It answers such questions as what happened to him or what he was like as a youngster. LaMotta himself was present and providing guidance before and during the shoot.
Although Raging Bull gave us the adult version of Jake LaMotta, it did not provide the rare look into Jake's childhood nor the impact of the after effects of his violent life. Raging Bull II provides this much desired insight into the real-life struggle of a down-and-out pugilist who turns his anger, and abusive childhood into a boxing career. Although his brute force turned him into a middleweight champion, it also created challenges in his life.