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Ben Affleck’s ‘Superman’ Film Renamed After Studio Clash

Ben Affleck‘s forthcoming film on the death of TV Superman actor George Reeves has been renamed, following legal threats by the producer of the Superman movies.

Affleck plays late actor Reeves in theTruth, Justice and the American Way, which has now been changed to Hollywoodland.

Distributors Focus Features were forced to give up the original title after Warner Bros – who produces the Superman film franchise, including the upcoming Superman Returns – threatened to sue. “Truth, Justice And The American Way” is Superman’s slogan.

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Reeves, who played the Man of Steel in the 1951 feature film Superman and the Mole-Men and the 1950s TV series Adventures of Superman, died of a gunshot wound in June 1959. While the cause of his death was ruled suicide, friends and family suspected he may have been murdered.

Hollywoodland, directed by Allen Coulter, also stars Adrien Brody, Diane Lane and Bob Hoskins, and hits US cinemas screens this year.

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