Michael Winterbottom`s Raymond biopic to be renamed
London: Filmmaker Michael Winterbottom has agreed to rename a new biopic starring comedian Steve Coogan as porn king Paul Raymond following a legal battle with the tycoon`s estate.
Coogan, 46, reteamed with his ‘24 Hour Party People’ filmmaker Winterbottom for the movie, initially called ‘Paul Raymond`s Wonderful World of Erotica’, reported Daily Express.
Its name was subsequently changed to "The King of Soho", but Raymond`s son Howard filed a suit over the title, arguing that he had already trademarked the name for a rival production based on his father`s life.
"I am delighted that Michael Winterbottom has agreed to change the name of his film. It was causing a huge amount of confusion in the media that two films were being made about my father under the same title," Howard said.
Winterbottom`s movie, scheduled for release next year, is currently in post-production and a new name will be announced in due course.
Raymond opened the UK`s first strip club, Raymond Revue Bar, in 1958. He also published the magazines Razzle, Mayfair and Men Only. He died in 2008.