Bleed for This, directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room) will be released in the United Kingdom on December 2.
The film had its world premiere at the 43rd Annual Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016 and was released in the United States on November 18, 2016, by Open Road Films.
Bleed for This stars Miles Teller (Whiplash, War Dogs) as Vinny Pazianza, one of the few American boxers to hold world titles in three differemt weight categories.
Pazienza suffered a near-fatal car accident at the peak of his career; told he would never walk again, he spent months recovering and returned to the gym against doctors’ orders, eventually making a triumphant comeback to the ring just over a year later.
The film also stars Aaron Eckhart as Pazienza’s trainer Kevin Rooney. The cast of Bleed for This also features such named as Ciaran Hinds, Ted Levine and Katey Sagal, and is executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
Bleed for This is expected to be one of the heavy hitters of the upcoming award season. Here is the trailer of the film.