First Trailer for Boxing Drama ‘Chuck’ Starring Liev Schreiber
IFC Films has debuted the first trailer for director Philippe Falardeau’s boxing drama, Chuck (formerly The Bleeder).
The film stars Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, and Naomi Watts and follows the life of a journeyman boxer Chuck Wepner who inspired Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky.
Co-starring Ron Perlman, Jim Gaffigan, Pooch Hall, and Morgan Spector, it premiered at Venice International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival last fall. Check out the trailer below.
He was the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey, a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. But before all that, Chuck Wepner (Liev Schreiber) was a liquor salesman and father with a modest prizefighting career whose life changed overnight when, in 1975, he was chosen to take on The Greatest in a highly publicized title match. It’s the beginning of a wild ride through the exhilarating highs and humbling lows of sudden fame—but what happens when your fifteen minutes in the spotlight are up? Driven by a committed performance from Liev Schreiber, Chuck is a refreshingly human tale of resilience and redemption. Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts costar.
Chuck will be released on May 5th.