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Coming off the back of an acclaimed performance in Whiplash, Miles Teller is already lining up another new film for his slate, Bleed for This, telling the true story of world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza, now Vinny Paz.
Teller would play Pazienza, who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made an incredible comeback. 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.
- Kenji Lloyd
Oscar winner Martin Scorsese (The Wolf Of Wall Street) will executive produce the project which Synchronicity Entertainment, the cutting edge division of The Solution Entertainment Group, will sell at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Based on the incredible true story of one of boxing’s most charismatic and exciting figures, Bleed For This centers around Vinny Panzienza (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.
- Michelle McCue
Bleed for This tells the true-life story of 5-time world champion Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza as he recovers from a near fatal car accident that left him with a broken neck. He then goes on to win three additional world boxing titles, one of the most incredible and dramatic comebacks in sports history.
Golden Globe nominated actor Aaron Eckhart, (The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen, I, Frankenstein) will take on the role of Paz's boxing trainer, Kevin Rooney. Rooney was the trainer to Mike Tyson when Tyson won his first heavyweight championship. Rooney had a major role in changing Vinny's boxing style that lead him to become one of only two boxers ever to win titles in the lightweight and junior »
3 items from 2014
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