BOXER ボクサー (1977) Review: Losers Building Dreams That They Can Believe In
A pessimistic, darker, and probably more realistic vision of the boxing world than most movies of the genre,that tells the story of an old glory of boxing played by the legendary Bunta Sugawara, who becomes the coach of the man who accidentaly killed his brother in a construction site, in order to make him pay his debt with him and more importantly achieve again boxing glory, but this time as a coach. Here there’s no fanfares or inspirational heroes, just two hopeless losers that need each other to build a dream that they can believe.
Amy Schumer In Talks For Ringside Boxing Drama Based On Life Of Christy Martin
She also came face-to-face against her ex-husband and former trainer Jim Martin who was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2012 for trying to kill her in 2010.
Liev Schreiber Gets His Wish In Chuck Wepner Bio, THE BLEEDER
Liev Schreiber has been killing it with his hit SHOtime TV series, Ray Donovan, now up for a fourth season. In the meantime, his career in film is moving forward as well as he’s also set to appear early next year in YA sci-fi epic, The 5th Wave.
Before then, the actor will begin filming in New York City with wife and actress Naomi Watts for the new boxing drama, The Bleeder, from Mandalay Sports Media and Campbell Grobman Films with Oscar-nominated director Philippe Falardeau (The Good Lie, Monsieur Lazhar) at the helm. Schreiber will produce and star from a script by Jeff Feuerzeig, Jerry Stahl and Michael Cristofer, based on the life of New Jersey Liquor Salesman-turned-underdog heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner whos upset defeat by Muhammad Ali in 1975 – ultimately encircled much of his career height and dissolve, and incidentally became the root of inspiration for the multi-award winning movie, Rocky starring Sylvester Stallone.
The news comes ten years after Feuerzeig and producer Mike Tollin bought the rights to Wepner’s life ahead of the 2011 documentary, The Real Rocky, which Feuerzeig directed. The news also reportedly marks five years since Schreiber expressed huge interest upon being reported for the role.
Also producing are Carl Hampe, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman with Jeff Rice executive producing.
Stay tuned for more info!
SOUTHPAW Gets A Release Date
It seems these are trying times for the current preproduction of David Ayer‘s new anti-hero superflick, Suicide Squad as actor Jake Gyllenhaal has since declined to replace Tom Hardy for the role of Rick Flagg among the all-star cast. No need for worry though if boxing dramas are more your speed and you’re eager to see the actor in something real soon, because his newest film, Southpaw is on the way, directed by Antoine Fuqua following stellar theatrical run with The Equalizer last September.
Written by Kurt Sutter and Richard Wenk, Gyllenhaal plays Billy Hope, a young, cocky middleweight champion whose promising career and life as a family man are cut short when tragedy strikes, throwing him in a downward spiral with only the help of an amateur trainer with demons of his own, to help him get back on his feet. Much to the film’s credit, Gyllenhaal‘s previous performance in last year’s Nightcrawler has gained him some ample recognition which should undoubtedly make Southpaw a contender considering how much the actor immersed himself in this particular role, and if you’ve seen the photo, it clearly shows.
As such, Deadline is reporting the film’s official release now set for July 31, 2015 courtesy of The Weinstein Company. Gyllenhaal will be joined by actor Forest Whitaker and actress Rachel McAdams along with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Victor Ortiz co-star. Stay tuned for more info^
Watch The Trailer For Chong Seung-Hyun's Shortfilm Debut, STEH AUF (GET UP)
Tae-shik is a 26-years old Korean-German. Despite his Korean upbringing, he cannot quite identify himself as the Korean that his parents had in mind for him. He feels adrift in turmoil, struggling to find his own identity between the two different cultures of Korea and Germany. Nonetheless, he has one thing that brings him passion for life: boxing.
Victor Ortiz Joins Antoine Fuqua's SOUTHPAW
Director Antoine Fuqua has just begun filming his latest boxing drama in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for The Weinstein Company titled Southpaw, and this week brings the start of a second significant step forward in acting with a co-starring role for former boxing champion and The Expendables 3 co-star, Victor Ortiz. The film is written by Richard Wenk and Sons Of Anarchy series creator Kurt Sutter, and casts Ortiz as “Ramone”, fellow up-and-coming boxer whose story will be attributed somewhat similarly to Ortiz‘s own life story leading up to his career as a WBC Welterweight champion until earlier this year.
Ortiz joins lead Prisoners co-star, actor Jake Gyllenhaal who himself leads the film as “Billy Hope”, a welterweight boxer rising in the ranks while his while his personal life falls apart. Actress Rachel McAdams and Star Wars VII cast member, award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, and actors Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson round out the current cast. The film was initially announced last year with hip-hop artist and actor Eminem as the lead before newly casting Gyllenhaal back in March.
Ortiz will appear in the upcoming theatrical release of The Expendables 3 from director Patrick Hughes on August 15 from Lionsgate. Meanwhile, Fuqua, has other films in the works, including Narco Sub from a script by David Guggenheim, a hopeful sequel to Wenk’s script for actor Denzel Washington’s upcoming appearance in the September 26, 2014 release of The Equalizer based on the original TV series, and the forthcoming theatrical remake production of The Magnificent Seven.
Watch The New International Trailer For GRUDGE MATCH
An international trailer for director Peter Segal‘s upcoming boxing comedy, Grudge Match, made its way online. Produced by Bill Gerber, Mark Steven Johnson, Michael Ewing and Ravi Mehta, the film sees actors Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro playing former boxers who come out of retirement to settle an old score. The film also stars Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger and Jon Bernthal with a story and screenplay by Tim Kelleher and Rodney Rothman.
DIABLO Is Hitting The Streets This June
City On Fire recently reported the upcoming street date for the Spanish-language spaghetti-western action crime thriller, Diablo, co-written, produced, edited and directed by Argentinean filmmaker Nicanor Loreti. The film was also written by co-producer Nico Galvagno, co-editor Martin Blousson and Javier Diment, as well as produced by Hernán Findling, Boikot Films. From the trailer itself, the film looks very impressive and fully loaded with enough action, danger, bullets and fisticuffs to entertain audiences. Being that the film is an award-winner, I suspect we will continue to hear good things about Nicanor Loreti in future films to come.
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