The first trailer for the boxing biopic Bleed for This has been released. The film, directed by Ben Younger, stars Miles Teller as five-time World Boxing Champion Vinny Pazienza and tells the story of his career-ending car accident and his pure determination to get back into the ring during and following his recovery.
I really, very much enjoyed this trailer. Miles Teller is an undeniable talent, one who has become a household name in the last few years (watch Whiplash). I’m very excited to see him take on this role, as I believe this is one he has needed. We’ve seen him play the College student, the pretty boy, the superhero, now I want to see what he can do with a real character such as Vinny Pazienza. And what I also love about this trailer is that there are a ton of different emotions going on. It opens great, showing us who “The Pazmanian Devil” is, then shifts to heart-wrenching images of the tragic car accident and everything that follows. I was pulled right in, hooked instantly. I’m always in for an awesome, badass boxing movie, but especially one that’s based on a true story like Vinny Pazienza.
Check out the new trailer and don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Do you buy Miles Teller in this role? What did you think of the trailer? Are you in or still looking for more? Ben Younger’s Bleed for This hits theaters November 23rd, 2016 and stars Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Segal, Amanda Clayton, and Ciaran Hinds.