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Open Road has paid $4 million for the North American rights, while Sony is set to distribute the film across various other territories, including Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Scandinavia, Australia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Greece and South Africa. (No word on a UK deal just yet).
The film, directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room), had 12 minutes of footage screened for distributors at the festival, and sparked a bidding war which saw Open Road and Sony coming out on top. The film itself sees Teller play real-life boxed Vinny Pazienza, who became boxing star until a terrible car accident left him facing a life without never being able to walk again. Undeterred, and with the help of trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart, »
- Scott J. Davis
When I think of Miles Teller, the first thing I think of is definitely not world-champion, Italian-American boxer Vinny Pazienza, or more commonly known as Vinny Paz. I am not saying he is wrong for the part. It just makes me do a double take at my computer screen when I read it. However, the guy is extremely talented, so I look forward to seeing it. And I will see it because Bleed for This, the Ben Younger directed film that features this performance, was picked up by Open Road for a whopping $4 million. That's a lot of doughnuts. You might have to freeze some so they don't go bad. This purchase comes after studios were shown a mere twelve minute sizzle reel at Cannes, as the film is still in post-production. Open Road's big pickup at last year's Cannes was Nightcrawler, so here's hoping they are two-for-two with quality. »
- Mike Shutt
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired the boxing drama for Germany, France, Spain, Benelux, Canada, Scandinavia, Australia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Greece and South Africa.
As previously announced Icon acquired Bleed For This for the UK.
In other new deals, rights have gone in Italy (Notorious Pictures), Cis/Baltic States (Enjoy Movies), Portugal (Lusomundo), Japan (Phantom Film), Hong Kong (Panorama Entertainment) and South Korea (With Lion).
Deals also closed in Israel (Forum Film), Middle East (Eagle Films), Turkey (Pinema), India (PictureWorks), Indonesia (Queen International Pictures), Taiwan (Red Pictures), Pan Asia satellite TV (Tanweer) and international airlines to Cinesky Pictures.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The Solution Entertainment Group has sold the world on “Bleed for This,” which stars “Whiplash” and “Divergent” star Miles Teller as boxer Vinny Pazienza, with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions taking multiple territories.
Sony has acquired all rights to the pic, which also stars Aaron Eckhart, for Germany, France, Spain, Benelux, Canada, Scandinavia, Australia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Greece and South Africa.
The film, written and directed by Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”), will be released by Open Road Films in the U.S. following its recent $4 million acquisition at the Cannes Film Festival. The deal was brokered by CAA and Wme Global.
“The film features an incredible performance from Miles Teller, who completely transforms himself into the character of legendary boxer Vinny Pazienza, and will blow audiences away with this role,” said Lisa Wilson, who is co-founder and joint partner at the Solution with Myles Nestel.
The Solution has also sold the previously announced U. »
- Leo Barraclough
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired a slew of territories to Bleed For This, which stars Miles Teller as boxing champ Vinny Pazienza. Sony has acquired all rights to Germany, France, Spain, Benelux, Canada, Scandinavia, Australia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Greece and South Africa. Written and directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room), Bleed For This was acquired domestically by Open Road Films in a $4 million deal at Cannes that Deadline reported… »
After a dramatic all-night bidding war, Tom Ortenberg confirms, Open Road sealed the deal for writer/director Ben Younger's market title "Bleed for This," starring Miles Teller as world champion fighter Vinny Pazienza and Aaron Eckhart's trainer who brought him back to the ring after a nearly fatal car wreck. Cannes buyers were shown a 12-minute promo reel for the film, now in post-production, before Open Road threw down a reported $4 million. The distributor scooped "Nightcrawler" out of the market last year and successfully netted a writing Oscar nomination. Pazienza suffered a broken neck shortly after winning the 1991 Jr Middleweight World title and resumed training soon after, despite doctors' orders. This could be a "Rocky" style comeback story and a juicy follow-up for "Whiplash" star Teller, who had to get in fighting shape. Kate Sagal will play his mother. Ciaran Hinds co-stars. "Bleed for This" is produced by Bruce Cohen. »
- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
The deal came after CAA and Wme showed footage to buyers at Cannes on Friday. Open Road has not dated the “Bleed for This” but is planning for an awards-season campaign.
Paz is best known for making a triumphant return to the boxing ring after he broke his neck in three places in a traffic accident in 1991 while he was at the peak of his career. Against doctors’ orders, Paz returned to the gym with his metal halo still on, began working out and eventually won three more titles and went on to retire with a 50-10 record.
Producers are Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Younger, Chad Verdi and Noah Kraft. Martin Scorsese is executive producing along with Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson of The Solution Entertainment Group, »
- Dave McNary
In another U.S. buy in Cannes, Open Road Films is closing a $4 million deal for rights to Bleed for This, starring Miles Teller in the real-life story of boxing legend Vinny Pazienza. CAA and Wme showed 12 minutes of director Ben Younger's film to distributors in Cannes on Friday, sparking keen interest among several suitors. Open Road emerged the victor and is said to be planning an awards push for the film, potentially putting Teller back in the awards game for the second year in a row after Whiplash. Pazienza rocketed to fame when he overwhelmed undefeated
- Pamela McClintock
Exclusive: After another all night bare-knuckle bidding brawl, Open Road is closing a deal for Bleed For This, the Ben Younger-directed film that stars Miles Teller as world champion fighter Vinny Pazienza and Aaron Eckhart as the trainer who helped Pazienza come back to the ring after a near fatal car crash left him with a broken neck. The deal is for $4 million and the bidding started shortly after buyers were shown a 12-minute promo reel Friday night for a film that is… »
Speaking about being offered the role in the boxing biopic Bleed for This, Teller joked: "When they offered me the part, I was like, 'I can't grow a moustache, I'm not in very good shape..' I literally said, 'Are you sure?'"
Fallon produced a before-and-after shirtless snap of Teller flexing his biceps in the gym... which Teller let slip that Fallon had asked for.
When teased about his facial hair, he laughed: "I take a long to grow some... Facial hair, man! Everyone has their strengths - I'm a great dancer, I have great hair, I don't have weird body hair.
"I'd love to grow »
Exclusive: Whiplash sensation Miles Teller has joined Jonah Hill to star in the Todd Phillips-directed Arms And The Dudes for Warner Brothers, based on the Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson. The story follows two unlikely arms dealers who secured a $300 million contract to supply weapons for U.S. allies in Afghanistan. They soon found themselves in danger abroad and in trouble back home because they were completely out of their depth. Teller will play David Packouz, who was working as a licensed massage therapist in Miami before joining Efraim Diveroli in international arms-dealing. Scott Budnick, Mark Gordon, Todd Phillips and Bryan Zuriff.
Teller’s playing fighter Vinnie Pazienza in the Ben Younger-directed Bleed for This, and he stars as Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four reboot coming from Fox. Teller is repped by CAA and Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder.
- Mike Fleming Jr
We have your first look at Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller in Ben Younger's third feature film Bleed For This. You do not get a really good look at Eckhart but a buff Teller is front and center in the image. For every popcorn flick that the young Mr. Teller takes part in (Fantastic 4 and Divergent) he finds a balance by taking up some really inspiring projects like Whiplash and he may be a part of another one in Bleed For This. The same could be said for Eckhart if you wish, who needs something like this so we do not remember movies like Battle Los Angeles and I, Frankenstein. Based on the incredible true story of one of boxing's most charismatic and exciting figures, Bleed For...
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Based on the incredible true story of one of boxing’s most charismatic and exciting figures, Bleed For This centers around Vinny Pazienza (Teller), who quickly shot to stardom when he dominated undefeated champion Gilbert Dele. A near-fatal automobile accident left him with the news that he would never walk again. After months of recovery and against doctors’ orders, Vinny returned to the gym under infamous trainer, Kevin Rooney (Eckhart), and made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later.
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- Michelle McCue
J.K. Simmons’ Terrence Fletcher may have pushed Miles Teller’s character close to breaking point in Whiplash both physically and emotionally, but in boxing drama Bleed For This, the up-and-coming actor is set to go through the wringer once more as the this first-look image attests.
Coming by way of The Hollywood Reporter, the still showcases the amount of weight that Teller shed in order to embody boxing legend Vinny Pazienza. Telling the true-life story of the maestro, Bleed For This will orbit around his journey in and out of the ring as his budding career is derailed by a car accident. Against doctor’s orders, our protagonist then undergoes a rigorous training regime under the watchful eye of Aaron Eckhart’s Kevin Rooney in order to make a triumphant return to a sport that is, for all intents and purposes, in his DNA.
- Michael Briers
Miles Teller, the star of the Oscar-nominated "Whiplash" and the upcoming "Fantastic Four" comic book film, dropped a significant amount of weight for the boxing movie "Bleed for This." And now, we have the first photo from the film. Check it out below. "Bleed for This" is based on the real-life story of boxing legend Vinny Pazienza, who rocketed to fame when he overwhelmed undefeated champion Gilbert Dale in 1991, but his career in the ring was cut short when a near-fatal car accident meant he might never walk again. Against doctor's orders, and with the help of infamous trainer, Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), he was able to make a triumphant return after months of training. The movie is directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room) and is currently being shopped at the Berlin Film Festival. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
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