A new trailer for the boxing drama “Bleed for This” was released today.
“Bleed for This” is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (“Whiplash,” “Divergent”) stars as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine, doctors tell him he may never walk again. With the help of renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), Vinny becomes a legend when he not only walks again, but miraculously returns to the ring to reclaim his title belt only a year after the accident.
The film features a stellar cast that also includes Katey Sagal, Ted Levine, Ciarán Hinds, Jordan Gelber and Amanda Clayton. Hollywood heavyweight Martin Scorsese executive produced, while Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”) wrote and directed the film.
The trailer, which can be viewed below, shows Pazienza working exra hard to lose those last few pounds in order to make weight for a 1988 title match against Roger Mayweather.
In the clip, after the car accident, Pazienza is seen with a halo that is screwed into his head to help his healing, but he refuses to let that keep him from his goals. “I’m not done,” Teller says. “I got more in me.”
Check out the trailer below. The film opens in select theaters Nov. 4.
Cast: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ted Levine, Ciarán Hinds, Jordan Gelber, Amanda Clayton Directed & Written By: Ben Younger Producers: Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Chad A. Verdi, Noah Kraft, Ben Younger, Pamela Thur Executive Producers: Martin Scorsese, Joshua Sason, Michelle Verdi, Myles Nestel, Lisa Wilson Genre: Drama
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