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In Theatres November 4th, 2016.
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, he is told he may never walk again. Against all odds and doctor’s orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) agrees to help Vinny return to the ring just a year after the accident for what could be the last fight of his life.
Bleed for This, Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese and starring Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal and Ciarán Hinds, tells the true-life story of five-time world champion boxer and Rhode Island native, Vinny Pazienza (“Vinny Paz”), who was injured and left with a broken neck in a near-fatal car accident at the peak of his career. After months of recovery and against doctors’ orders, Paz returned to the gym under Mike Tyson’s former trainer Kevin Rooney, and made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later.
The inspirational true story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again…Made one of sports most incredible comebacks.
Starring: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ted Levine, Ciarán Hinds, Jordan Gelber, Amanda Clayton
Director: Ben Younger
Writers: Ben Younger
Genre: Biography, Sport, Drama
Published By: Open Road Films
Official Site: bleedforthisfilm.com