NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (www.investorideas.com) Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including entertainment reports on the following breaking entertainment news, "Verdi Productions signs 'Game of Thrones' actor Ciaran Hinds and Sons of Anarchy star Katey Sagal to join Miles Teller in Bleed for This."
Verdi Productions told Investor Ideas that 'Game of Thrones' actor Ciaran Hinds and 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'Married With Children' star Katey Sagal have been cast in Bleed for This, the film based on the true story of boxer Vinny Pazienza.
Miles Teller is starring as the five-time world champion boxer "Vinny Paz," who was injured in a near-fatal car crash at the peak of his career that left him with a broken neck. Not knowing if he'd ever walk again, he made an incredible comeback, and after months of recovery and against doctors' orders, Paz went back to the gym under the guidance of infamous trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) and made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later.
Ciaran Hinds will play the boxer's father, Angelo, with Sagal playing Vinny's mother, Louise.
Ben Younger (2005's Prime) is writing and directing Bleed for This, which is executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Younger is also producing with Chad A. Verdi, Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Noah Kraft. Michelle Verdi and Joshua Sason are executive producing.
Verdi's business partner, Joshua Sason of Magna Entertainment, is financing Bleed for This, and CAA, which packaged the project, is repping domestic distribution rights with WME.
Verdi stated, "My wife Michelle and I are very happy that we were able to put together such a great team to tell Vinny's story and bring it to the big screen." Verdi added "This film will put Rhode Island on the map as a destination to make movies at the highest level and create many much needed jobs for the state of RI".
After Bleed for This, the Verdi's will team up with Scorsese and Koskoff again on Silence. Silence stars Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson. Filming will take place in Taiwan in in February 2015.
Verdi told Investor Ideas "I can't wait to be on set in Taiwan and watch Marty at work. It is a dream come true for Michelle and I".
Contacts for the movie:
Chad A. Verdi Producer
President, Verdi Productions & The Woodhaven Production Company
253 Main Street East Greenwich, RI 02818 Verdifilms.com, Woodhavenfilms.com
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