Now the heavyweight boxer's life is the basis for another boxing drama, 'The Bleeder,' with Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber and 'Mad Men''s Christina Hendricks set to star.
"There's a guy named Chuck Wepner, the Bayonne Bleeder," Schreiber recently told MTV. "It's this wonderful story of what happened to that guy as a result of his rise to fame. That's the next thing I'd like to do. It's just a remarkable, hilarious film."
Jeff Feuerzeig, who won the 2005 Sundance documentary directing award for 'The Devil and Daniel Johnston,' co-wrote the script with Jerry Stahl and will direct.
'The Bleeder' will mark the first time real-life couple Watts and Schreiber have co-starred since 2006's 'The Painted Veil.'
[via Variety, MTV]