John Mellencamp on 'Jack and Diane' movie
October 2nd, 2012
01:55 PM ET

John Mellencamp on 'Jack and Diane' movie

Director Bradley Rust Gray’s “Jack and Diane” isn’t exactly about the two American kids that John Mellencamp, then John Cougar, introduced us to in 1982.

In fact, Mellencamp said he isn’t thrilled by the title of the horror/romance flick, starring Juno Temple and Riley Keough as Diane and Jack, respectively.

“You don't hear my song in the film and I played no part in suggesting or offering this title,” he said in a statement. “It's most apparent that the lead characters were named with the hope that the familiar title might resonate in some people's minds. I guess that's OK to do, strictly from a legal perspective, but riding on someone else's coattails and having a moral compass is left up to each individual.”

“Jack and Diane,” the movie, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. The story follows two girls who fall in love one summer in New York City, one of which (Temple) begins to experience violent tendencies when it seems their love won’t last.

The film opens in limited release on November 2.

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  1. OomVoom

    John Mellencamp works in a suit factory in Glasgow these days. sad but true.

    October 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nobody cares...

    i'd still see that movie anytime...

    October 3, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. ab

    beautiful vixen:
    are you aware that sokman is paraphrasing a line from the john mellencamp song? but, sokman, is wasn't a chick who did her best James Dean, it was Jack. Unless, of course, Jack was actually a female and the song is about a lesbian relationship. hmmmmmm.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. I think..

    I'll see this

    October 2, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Beautiful Vixen

    Sokman, that's something you'll never know. Keep wracking it out lone your padded room cell of the mental room.

    October 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lan Marie

    this one...

    October 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sokman

    Wonder which chick will scratch their head & do their best James Dean

    October 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. H

    i will see this looks pretty good

    October 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. let us pray

    Jesus said,"Whoever drinks the water I give will never be thirsty;no, the water I give shall become a fountain within him,leaping up to provide eternal life."The woman said to him, "Give me this water, sir,so that I shall not grow thirsty...."Jn 4:14-15

    October 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |

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