JOHN FOGERTY: He's not going to see 'Proud Mary'
John Fogerty isn't very excited about the new movie Proud Mary, which uses the name of the 1969 CCR hit.
Fogerty wrote a long Facebook post complaining about the film's poster, which replaces the line “working for the man every night and day” with “killing for the man every night and day." The film stars Taraji P. Henson as an assassin.
Fogerty says, “My songs are special to me. Precious. So it irks me when people seek to capitalize on the popularity of my music and the good will it has earned with the public for their own financial gain. Over the years, I have often found myself directly opposed to these uses… This movie has nothing to do with me, or my song. They simply picked the title and wrote a completely fictitious story around it."
Fogerty doesn't plan to take any legal action since he can't sue the film's producers over the title. The version of the song used in the trailer is the cover done by Ike and Tina Turner.