Although Dylan's name has been changed to Danny Quinn and the part is reportedly a mix of him, Jim Morrison and 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 laboring under the misunderstanding that merely changing the name of a 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."
The movie is due to be released later this month.
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