Bleedin’ Bleeder!

Liev in Macbeth

Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber and Christina Hendricks are set to star in Jeff Feuerzeig’s boxing drama The Bleeder.

The film will be based on the true story of former heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner. The womanizer from New Jersey boxed 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali and was inspiration for Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky.

Schreiber has been interested in doing this project for quite some time now. He told MTV last year that “it’s this wonderful story of what happened to that guy as a result of his rise to fame.”

“That’s the next thing I’d like to do,” he continued saying. “It’s just a remarkable, hilarious film.”

Variety reported that The Bleeder will be the first narrative film from Jeff Feuerzeig, who is mostly known for his documentaries. Feuerzeig co-written the script with Bad Boys II scribe Jerry Stahl.

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