LATEST: THE Rolling Stones are trying to block a controversial new movie about the group's early days, which focuses on the suspected murder of founding member Brian Jones.

The group fear the film might tarnish Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' reputation by blaming them for Jones' swimming pool death in 1969.

The movie, THE WICKED WORLD OF BRIAN JONES, was produced by STEVE WOOLLEY - the man behind hit early Beatles film BACKBEAT.

The Stones have reportedly told their former manager ALLAN KLEIN, who owns the rights to their pre-1972 hits, not to grant Woolley permission to use their music.