Open Road Goes Distance On ‘Bleed For This': $4 Mil Deal For Pic With Miles Teller As Vinny Pazienza – Cannes

The Bleed For This script was written by Younger, best known for writing and directing Boiler Room and the Meryl Streep-starrer Prime. Teller is the fast rising young star of the prestige films Whiplash and The Spectacular Now, and he follows the Divergent franchise by starring in The Fantastic Four. Eckhart, who starred in Olympus Has Fallen and The Dark Knight, plays Kevin Rooney, the outspoken former trainer of Mike Tyson. Against the orders of his doctors — who told him he was lucky he wasn’t paraplegic and who drilled four screws into his skull to hold a halo healing device — Pazienza resumed training and made a triumphant ring return just over a year after his accident, to win a title. It is a real Rocky-like comeback tale. Katey Sagal plays the fighter’s mom in the film. 

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Spirit Awards are Announced

Blue Caprice is nominated for Best First Feature; Director/Producer: Alexandre Moors; Producers: Kim Jackson, Brian O’Carroll, Isen Robbins, Will Rowbotham, Ron Simons, Aimee Schoof, Stephen Tedeschi.

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It's A Wrap: Spike Lee's Kickstarter Project

"And Da Pundits Said It Couldn't Be Done," Spike Lee posted on Instagram along with a photo of a clapboard marking the end of production on his Kickstarter-funded film, "Da Blood of Jesus." Lee tweeted last night that "Your Kickstarter Joint Just Wrapped At 936 Pm Tonight In 16 Days. Thank You."

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