Martin Scorsese producing….
Miles Teller (‘That Awkward Moment,’ ‘The Spectacular Now’) and Aaron Eckhart (‘I, Frankenstein,’ ‘Olympus Has Fallen’) are to co-star in the boxing drama ‘Bleed for This,’ with Ben Younger (‘Boiler Room,’ ‘Prime’) writing and directing.
‘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.
Teller will take on the role of Paz, while Eckhart play Kevin Rooney, Paz’s boxing trainer, who 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 middle weight class in 1991. The other boxer was Roberto Duran who Vinny fought twice with victories for Vinny in both fights.
Martin Scorsese, Bruce Cohen (‘American Beauty,’ ’Silver Linings Playbook’), Emma Tillinger Koskoff (‘The Departed,’ ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’), Noah Kraft (‘Loosies’) and Chad A. Verdi (‘Loosies,’ ‘A Bet’s A Bet,’ ‘Bad Hurt’) will produce.