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|Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:45 pm Post subject: Who's Bean ripped off?
|Warning over the Mr Bean film that isn't
|Rowan Atkinson fans have been warned that a new Indonesian ‘Mr Bean’ film has nothing to do with the comedian or his most famous creation.
But producers of Mr Bean Possessed by Depe – starring famous local actress Dewi Perssik (DP, or Depe) – deny that that they are trying to cash in on someone else’s creation.
‘We never mentioned Rowan Atkinson’s name. We only said the film would star Mr. Bean,’ producer K.K. Dheeraj, told the AFP news agency.
‘There are so many things called bean – coffee, fruit. We can use the name too, if we want. For example, in Malaysia there are Mr Bean snacks, but that doesn’t mean they’re Rowan Atkinson’s products.’
However, the official Facebook page for Mr Bean carries a statement saying: ‘We have just heard that there is a new film out in Indonesia with “Mr Bean” in the title. Please be aware that it has nothing to do with your beloved Mr. Bean or Mr. Rowan Atkinson so please avoid being disappointed.’
The Indonesian film stars a British lookalike actor, who is unnamed by the producers.
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