BLEED FOR THIS is based on the incredible true story of Vinny Pazienza (Miles Teller), one of few American boxers to hold world titles in three different weight categories, who suffered a near-fatal car accident at the peak of his career. Told he would never walk again, Vinny spent months recovering in a neck brace until, against doctors’ orders and without their knowledge, he returned to the gym. With the support of trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), “The Pazmanian Devil” made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later.
Written and directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room), BLEED FOR THIS is executive produced by Raging Bull director Martin Scorsese. Miles Teller (Whiplash, War Dogs) stars as Vinny, with supporting cast including: Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Sully) as Vinny’s trainer Kevin Rooney; Ciarán Hinds; Ted Levine; and Katey Sagal.