Dylan Seeks Factory Girl Injunction
Bob Dylan is seeking a court injunction to stop the release of the Sienna Miller-starring biopic FACTORY GIRL, over concerns the movie defames him.
The film, which charts the life of Andy Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick, allegedly suggests Dylan was responsible for her 1971 suicide after jilting her.
The folk rocker is so perturbed, his lawyers have demanded producers Bob Yari and Holly Wiersma block the release of the movie until they have seen it themselves, according to PageSix.com.
Although Dylan's name has been changed to DANNY QUINN and the part is reportedly a mix of him, Jim Morrison and SIR Mick Jagger, Dylan's attorney ORIN SNYDER insists critics who've seen screenings report the character - played by Hayden Christensen - is unmistakably the HURRICANE superstar.
Snyder warns the filmmakers, "You appear to be labouring under the misunderstanding that merely changing the name of a character or making him a purported fictional composite will immunise you from suit. That is not so. Even though Mr Dylan's name is not used, the portrayal remains both defamatory and a violation of Mr Dylan's right of publicity.
"Until we are given an opportunity to view the film, we hereby demand that all distribution and screenings... immediately be ceased."
The movie is due to be released in the US later this month (27DEC06).