The cast for Bleed For This is coming together with THR reporting that Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart have both signed up for this a biopic of boxer Vinny Pazienza. Martin Scorsese is set to produce, with Ben Younger (Boiler Room, Prime) writing and directing.
Awkward Moment star Teller is up for the Paziena role, 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.’
The film is currently being sold at the European Film Market, but there’s no info on when it might shoot.