Porn baron's son wins battle for King of Soho title

 

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A movie about the porn baron Paul Raymond starring Steve Coogan will have to change its title after a legal tussle with the late tycoon's family.

The Channel 4-backed film was to have been called The King Of Soho, but faced a challenge from Raymond's son, Howard, who had already registered the name for a rival production. Now backers of the Coogan movie – directed by Michael Winterbottom – have agreed they will find a new name for the biopic.

Mr Raymond called in lawyers, claiming he had the rights to the name, which is also the title of a biography he wrote about his father. A film based on his book is to star Avengers Assemble's actor Tom Hiddleston.

"I am delighted that Michael Winterbottom has agreed to change the name of his film as it was causing a huge amount of confusion in the media that two films were being made about my father under the same title," said Mr Raymond yesterday.

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