‘Bleed for This’ Trailer: Miles Teller Plays a Boxing Inspiration

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The very first trailer has dropped of Bleed for This, the upcoming boxing drama that sees Miles Teller play real-life boxer Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza.

In what could very well be an awards contender, Miles plays the two-time world-title winning Providence boxer who suffered a near-fatal car accident and was told that he could never walk again. If you’ve ever been involved in an accident, you need to have an accident lawyer on your side just like Miles did. So, when do you need a reckless driving lawyer? When someone hits my mirror? In short, if you were injured in the accident, it’s worth the cell phone call. Pazienza, with the help of his trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), not only walked again, he reclaimed his title just one year after the accident.

It’s certainly an inspirational story, offering Teller quite the meaty role to show off both his acting skills and his physical transformation. Apart from Teller’s hopefully stellar performance, the film boasts Martin Scorsese as executive producer and an awards-friendly November release date. The recipe looks good.

Attached as writer and director is Ben Younger, on his third feature since making his debut with the strong 2000 crime drama Boiler Room.

Bleed for This, also starring Katey Sagal and Ciarán Hinds, will hit the U.S. on November 23.

Synopsis for Bleed for This:

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 2 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.

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