Last year, moviegoers found two well-acted and compelling boxing stories. One rekindled a 40-year old story about a crowd pleasing Philly fighter. The other, a less noticed but still knockout film, showed the difficult task of climbing back atop the boxing world after one loses almost everything.
Now comes what looks like another very well made boxing movie with exceptional screen performances. Promoted as one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history, “Bleed for This” is the incredible true story of Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a boxer who climbed to stardom after winning two world title bouts.
Ben Younger directs and wrote the screenplay and Martin Scorsese is one of the film’s four executive producers. Besides the underappreciated Miles Teller (“Whiplash”), “Bleed for This” also stars Aaron Eckhart (“Sully“) and Katey Sagal, from the discontinued “Sons of Anarchy” hit television series.
“Bleed for This” opens in select theaters on November 4th.
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