Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts To Star in Boxing Drama The Bleeder

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Naomi Watts, husband Liev Schreiber, and Christina Hendricks are all set to star in the upcoming drama The Bleeder, according to Variety.

The film, directed by Jeff Feuerzeig, is based on the true story of former heavyweight boxer and womanizer Chuck Wepner, who boxed 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali. 

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Actor Liev Schreiber

Wepner's life inspired Sylvester Stallone to write Rocky, which resulted in a number of sequels.

Feuerzeig will direct from a script he co-wrote with Jerry Stahl.

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Naomi Watts was born in England, but began her career on Australian television on shows like Home and Away.  Watts' first role in the United States was in a supporting role in the 1995, Tank Girl.  Since then, Watts has had a successful career in movies such as The Ring, 21 Grams, I Heart Huckabees, and the 2005 King Kong.

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