The trailer for the next great boxing movie has arrived, and it's a knockout. Miles Teller stars in Bleed for This as real-life champ Vinny Pazienza, aka Vinny Paz, "The Pazmanian Devil," and he could be a contender for an Oscar if this first spot is any indication. The sports biopic offers the actor an awards-baiting premise of critically injured athlete defeating all odds to make an inspiring comeback.
And with Ben Younger (Boiler Room) at the helm, with his first feature in more than a decade, plus the genuine talent of the Whiplash star, Bleed for This looks deserving of the consideration it might be a in line for Academy recognition. If your impression is also that the movie feels like a Martin Scorsese picture, that's fine...
Source: Miles Teller Weighs In For Oscar Contention with 'Bleed For This' Trailer