Jeremy Renner has signed on to star as Rocky Marciano in the first authorized film about the infamous boxer. UNDEFEATED: THE ROCKY MARCIANO STORY hails from Morris S. Levy with a script from Samuel Franco and Evan Kilgore.
The film follows Marciano’s life from childhood to his 1969 death in a plane crash. Marciano remains the only heavyweight champion to retire from his professional career undefeated 49-0. He held the heavyweight crown from 1952 to 1956 before retiring at the age of 32.
Renner was last on the big screen in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and will next be seen in next spring’s Captain America: Civil War and Story Of Your Life opposite his American Hustle co-star Amy Adams.