Bob Dylan seeks injunction against Factory Girl flick

Things seem to be looking more bleak by the day for the film Factory Girl, the story of Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick . Poor early reviews have plagued the biopic, and now Bob Dylan is seeking a court injunction to stop it from being released over concerns that the movie defames him and allegedly suggests he is responsible for Sedgwick's suicide. Although the character based on Dylan is named Danny Quinn, and is reportedly a mix of him, Jim Morrison and Mick Jagger, Dylan's lawyer has told filmmakers, "You appear to be laboring under the misunderstanding that merely changing the name of the character or making him a purported fictional composite will immunize 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." Factory Girl is set to be released in theaters this month.

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