John Fogerty takes aim at 'Proud Mary' for using his song title

Rocker John Fogerty attacks use of his song in action movie Proud Mary

Having worked steadily in Hollywood as an actress for the last 20 years, Taraji P. Henson has taken the next step in her career: producing.

The actress is attached to star in and produce a movie about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black teenager and Chicago native who was abducted and brutally killed by two white men while on a trip to MS in 1955. As an actor, she knew the role was flawless for her. Put those two things together, and Henson sees this role - and this movie - as not only very important, but very personal to her, as well.

Proud Mary was famously covered by Ike & Tina Turner in 1971.

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Fogerty went on to describe the background of the song's creation and explain how its intent is at odds with the movie's apparent plot.

Fogerty wrote the song Proud Mary for his band Creedence Clearwater Revival in the late '60s, and he has issued a statement across his social media accounts to make it clear he and the song have nothing to do with the film. And apparently her name is Mary. "In fact, it was my very first good song", Fogerty wrote in a Facebook post. "Back in the day, I had decided that I needed to become more professional, more organized about my songwriting efforts", he said. I bought a little notebook and after few days, I wrote down the words. ABC Radio has now obtained a statement from Screen Gems, the producer of Proud Mary, responding to the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's complaint, which also maintained that his song's message was completely different from that of the movie. At first, I didn't even know what those words meant. The movie poster has my lyrics changed to read.... "Far from a story about killing people for money", Fogerty wrote. I wrote the song about a mythical riverboat, cruising on a mythical river, in a mythical time. "Perhaps, the setting was 'back in time" on the Mississippi River. The song went to number 2 in the USA (#1 in Record World magazine) and 8 in the United Kingdom.

A representative for Fogerty has said that the musician can not pursue damages against the filmmakers for using his song title and thus will not take legal action.

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