J.K. Simmons’ Terrence Fletcher may have pushed Miles Teller’s character close to breaking point in Whiplash both physically and emotionally, but in boxing drama Bleed For This, the up-and-coming actor is set to go through the wringer once more as the this first-look image attests.
Coming by way of The Hollywood Reporter, the still showcases the amount of weight that Teller shed in order to embody boxing legend Vinny Pazienza. Telling the true-life story of the maestro, Bleed For This will orbit around his journey in and out of the ring as his budding career is derailed by a car accident. Against doctor’s orders, our protagonist then undergoes a rigorous training regime under the watchful eye of Aaron Eckhart’s Kevin Rooney in order to make a triumphant return to a sport that is, for all intents and purposes, in his DNA.
Boiler Room director Ben Younger is behind the camera, and though a release date is yet to be set, from what we gather, the creative team behind Bleed For This will be pushing for the film to make its bow in the latter stages of 2015. Raging Bull helmer Martin Scorsese is on board as an executive producer, while Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Ben Younger, Chad Verdi and Noah Kraft are attached to the drama as producers.
If last year was a successful twelve months for Teller, then 2015 is poised to be a defining time in his nascent career. Alongside Bleed For This, the actor has a role in YA sequel Insurgent not to mention Josh Trank’s bold reboot of Fantastic Four, which Fox has already granted a sequel.
Stay tuned to We Got This Covered, as we’ll have updates for Bleed For This as well as Miles Teller’s other projects as the young actor looks to hit the big time.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter