WHO’S IN IT?
Miles Teller (Whiplash), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), Amanda Clayton (John Carter), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Ciarán Hinds (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Ted Levine (Silence of the Lambs), Tom DeNucci (The Opposite Sex), Daniel Sauli (Man on a Ledge), Tina Casciani (Role Models)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ben Younger (Boiler Room), director, writer, producer; Bruce Cohen (American Beauty), Noah Kraft (Loosies), Pamela Thur (Bad Hurt), Emma Tillinger Koskoff (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Chad A. Verdi (Army of the Damned), producers; Julia Holter (Own Worst Enemy), composer; Larkin Seiple (Swiss Army Man), cinematographer; Zachary Stuart-Pontier (Martha Marcy May Marlene), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza (Teller) is a boxer who shoots to stardom after he successfully wins two world title fights, but everything changes when he gets into a car accident that leaves his neck and spine severely fractured. Despite being told he may never walk again, Vinny becomes determined to recover from his injuries and climb back into the ring for what may end up being his last fight ever…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The story of Vinny Paz’s extraordinary comeback is one of the most inspirational in boxing history, and prime material for filmmaker Ben Younger, who himself makes a comeback after over ten years away from the industry.