Four New Castmembers Enter The Ring In “The Bleeder”



Actor has been wanting to take on the life of boxer Chuck Wepner onto the big screen for years, and each week another piece of the puzzle falls into place as THE BLEEDER moves into . Today it was announced that , , , and will be joining the cast. Just last week, The Tracking Board exclusively reported that Elisabeth Moss joined the biopic in the role of Wepner’s second wife.

The biopic centers on heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner’s rise to fame after he shocked the world by knocking Muhammad Ali to the canvas. The film explores Wepner’s underdog story of personal triumph, his womanizing ways, his spiral into drugs and jail time, and ultimately, his redemption. 

Naomi Watts stars as Wepner’s third wife. She is joined by Gaffigan who plays John Stoeher, Wepner’s loyal best friend, and Rapaport who portrays Wepner’s estranged brother. Schreiber’s Ray Donovan co-star, will play Muhammed Ali whose 1975 title fight against Wepner will act as the film’s central line. Finally, Spector will take on the role of Sylvester Stallone, as Wepner has claimed that he himself was the inspiration for Stallone’s most famous role, Rocky Balboa. 

, , , , and are producing with Jeff Rice executive producing. 

Gaffigan is repped by and .
Rapaport is repped by Brillstein and .
Hall is repped by .
Spector is repped by Innovative and


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