Open Road Films is riding high after winning big at the Academy Awards earlier this year with Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” which walked away with two Oscars for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. They’re gearing up for this upcoming season with Ben Younger’s highly anticipated “Bleed for This” with Miles Teller, being planted in the thick of the season with a November 23rd release.
“Bleed for This” tells the inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.
As the Oscar game goes, they tend to love their boxing films as proved by movies like “Raging Bull” and “Rocky” winning multiple awards in their respective years. If that isn’t enough to get awards obsessives excited, Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese is serving as an executive producer while Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Chad A. Verdi, Noah Kraft, Ben Younger and Pamela Thur are listed as producers.
“Bleed for This” also stars Aaron Eckhart, Katey Segal, Ciaran Hinds, and Ted Levine. The film is written by Ben Younger and Pippa Bianco. Younger’s previous projects have included the cultural classic “Boiler Room” and “Prime” while this is Bianco’s first “story by” credit.
Look out for “Bleed for This” in the Oscar race this year.
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