Purported 'Rocky' Muse Asks Judge To KO Unofficial Biopic

Law360, New York (February 23, 2016, 5:28 PM EST) -- A man who claims to have inspired the film character Rocky Balboa asked a California state court on Monday to block the release of an unauthorized biopic, saying its producers stole the plot of an official retelling of his life story due in theaters later this year.

Former boxer Chuck Wepner, who claims his 15-round marathon bout against boxing legend Muhammad Ali in 1975 led to the release of "Rocky" the following year, said film producer Mary Aloe and her company Aloe Entertainment stole his film...
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