Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller have been cast in the Martin Scorsese produced biopic of boxer Vinnie Pazienza. The movie will be called Bleed For This, and here's the synopsis:
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.
Eckhart and Teller are both incredible actors. Teller recent starred in a film called Whiplash that I can't wait for you to see! This project was written by Ben Younger (Boiler Room), and he will also be directing it. Bleed For This sounds like it could be a great movie. It definitely has the right team of talent.