Screen Junkies » The Bleeder http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:25:17 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Naomi Watts And Liev Schreiber Married To ‘The Bleeder’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/naomi-watts-and-liev-schreiber-married-to-the-bleeder/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/naomi-watts-and-liev-schreiber-married-to-the-bleeder/#comments Wed, 11 May 2011 18:15:35 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211548 The story behind the story behind 'Rocky'.

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Boxing dramas are the secret lifeblood of the movie industry. You’ll notice that they come out at the rate of about one per year. The latest is The Bleeder, which is now starring Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, and Christina Hendricks. Here’s what it’s all about:

“[The movie] is based on the true story of former New Jersey heavyweight boxer and womanizer Chuck Wepner who boxed 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali and inspired Sylvester Stallone to pen ‘Rocky‘.”

The Fighter, The Bleeder — I predict the next one is going to be called The Knocker Outer. Anyway, the movie is going to be directed by Jeff Feuerzeig, who also co-wrote with Jerry Stahl. Now … fight! (Variety)

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