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.
The Bronx Bull comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Natasha Henstridge, Alicia Witt, Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, James Russo, Joe Mantegna, Ray Wise, Paul Sorvino. The film is directed by Martin Guigui.