Looks like we’re going to be seeing more boxing films after The Fighter!
Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, and Christina Hendricks will all star in the upcoming biopic of Chuck Wepner, the New Jersey heavyweight boxer who fought Muhammad Ali for 15 rounds and inspired Sylvester Stallone to write Rocky.
The film will be titled The Bleeder, and it’s being shopped around at the Cannes Film Festival.
Liev will definitely play the lead, but Christina and Naomi’s roles are still a question mark because Wepner infamously had “millions of women,” so it could be any number of possibilities.
We LOVE the lineup in this movie!
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