Providence boxer drama ‘Bleed for This’ set to hit theaters this November

Miles Teller will play Providence boxer Vinny Paz in 'Bleed For This.'
Miles Teller will play Providence boxer Vinny Paz in 'Bleed for This.' –Open Road Films

Open Road Films announced Tuesday its new biopic Bleed for This, which tells the story of Providence boxer Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, is set to open in theaters this November.

25 Jun 1994: Vinny Pazienza (left) and Roberto Duran in action during a bout in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Holly Stein /Allsport -- Extraforaday
Vinny Pazienza (left) and Roberto Duran in action during a bout in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1994. —Holly Stein / Allsport

Miles Teller, best known for his roles in Whiplash, Divergent, and The Spectacular Now, will play the Providence boxer, now known as Vinny Paz, who won two world title fights in the 1980s and ’90s before a car accident left him with a severed spine.

The film, written and directed by Ben Younger, follows Pazienza’s recovery and journey back into the ring to reclaim his title belt only a year after the crash—with the help of renowned trainer Kevin Rooney, played by Aaron Eckhart.

Bleed for This is set to open in limited release on November 4, before going wide on November 23—the day before Thanksgiving.

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