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‘City On A Hill’ Star Amanda Clayton Signs With Apa

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‘City On A Hill’ Star Amanda Clayton Signs With Apa
Amanda Clayton, who plays the role of Cathy Ryan on Showtime’s City on a Hill, has signed with Apa in all areas.

Renewed for a second season, the American crime drama series is created by Charlie McLean, based on an original idea by Ben Affleck and MacLean, and set in 1990s Boston. The city is rife with violent crimes, all emboldened by local law enforcement agencies, where corruption and racism are the norm.

Clayton’s feature credits include the Martin Scorsese-produced biographical drama Bleed For This opposite Miles Teller, Katey Sagal and Aaron Eckhart. That story followed the inspirational world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza. She also appeared in Disney’s John Carter opposite Taylor Kitsch, and the indie thriller Bad Frank.

Clayton is also set to make her directorial debut next summer for the feature film Brusco. She continues to be represented by Eric Kind at Brave Management.
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Miles Teller talks playing the hero in Only the Brave and Thank You for Your Service

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Miles Teller talks playing the hero in Only the Brave and Thank You for Your ServiceMiles Teller talks playing the hero in Only the Brave and Thank You for Your ServiceJim Slotek, Cineplex Magazine10/18/2017 9:52:00 Am

Even before he starred in last year’s boxing movie actually called Bleed for This, Miles Teller proved he was willing to bleed for his craft — all over his drum kit in his breakthrough, Oscar-nominated film Whiplash, for example.

Teller, whose acting has been defined by extreme choices of late, is back on screen testing his limits in two movies this month, playing a firefighter battling a killer blaze in Only the Brave and an Iraq War veteran in Thank You for Your Service. Both films are based on true stories.

Written and directed by American Sniper author Jason Hill, based on David Finkel’s 2013 non-fiction book, Thank You for Your Service tells
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Bleed For This: Sporting Injuries On Film

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that every sensible person loves a good sports movie. Hell, even people who can’t abide actual sport can’t fail to be roused by the Rocky overture or, um, The Mighty Ducks. An occupational hazard in a sports film, though, is the increased likelihood of a bone-crunching or leg-snapping injury, something that is never more clearly illustrated than in the brilliantly visceral, utterly absorbing boxing thriller Bleed For This, available digitally and on Blu-ray and DVD from March 27th courtesy of Icon Film Distribution, and as showcased in the below list of ‘look away now’ moments from sporting cinema:

Bleed For This (2016)

This underdog story starring Miles Teller as you’ve never seen before, documents one of sport’s most incredible comebacks. The film follows the cocky and sure footed Vinny Pazienza (Teller), who teams up with one of the sport’s most
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Watch an exclusive deleted scene from Bleed For This

Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from Icon Film Distribution come the 27th March is Bleed For This starring Miles Teller. This boxing biopic tells the tale of Vinny Pazienza, a truly gripping story which follows this former champions excruciating battle to return to the ring.

We have an exclusive deleted scene called ‘The Diner’, in which we see Vinny’s boxing coach – played by Aaron Eckhart – having a meeting with his promoters and debating his controversial decision to move Vinny up two weight classes. Check it out here or over on our YouTube channel…

Featuring a gripping central performance from the increasingly eye-catching Miles Teller (Whiplash, War Dogs), Bleed For This follows boxing prodigy Vinny Pazienza’s soaring rise to stardom and two world-title fights. Then, at the top of his game, Vinny is involved in a near-fatal car accident that leaves him on the brink of paralysis,
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Win Bleed For This on Blu-ray

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To mark the release of Bleed For This on 27th March, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Featuring a gripping central performance from the increasingly eye-catching Miles Teller (Whiplash, War Dogs), Bleed For This follows boxing prodigy Vinny Pazienza’s soaring rise to stardom and two world-title fights. Then, at the top of his game, Vinny is involved in a near-fatal car accident that leaves him on the brink of paralysis, as doctors tell him he may never walk again will have to hang up his gloves forever. Against all odds and doctor’s orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart; The Dark Knight, Sully) helps Vinny return to the ring just a year after the accident to compete in what could be the last fight of his life.

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‘Bleed for This’ Actors Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart on the Boxing Film’s Animal Instincts

‘Bleed for This’ Actors Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart on the Boxing Film’s Animal Instincts
[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Spectrum. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and the latest films On Demand. Today’s pick is “Bleed for This.”]

Miles Teller is proving to be an actor who specializes in roles that combine extreme effort and crippling excess. Aaron Eckhart, meanwhile, has become the kind of performer who can bring a well-worn specificity to grizzled supporting roles.

Combine those elements and you get “Bleed for This,” the latest film from Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”). Teller plays Vinny Pazienza, a boxer struggling to return to the ring after a debilitating neck injury. It’s a performance that showcases Teller’s physicality against the backdrop of a true-life story. As Pazienza’s coach, Kevin Rooney, Eckhart brings his ferocity to a role that requires a less obvious show of continual force.

Younger has said that “Bleed for This” is far from a movie solely for boxing purists; he also wanted to rope in audiences who don’t care about sports at all. It’s an admirable goal, but one that doesn
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Miles Teller Involved in Serious Car Crash, Walks Away Uninjured

Miles Teller Involved in Serious Car Crash, Walks Away Uninjured
Miles Teller was involved in a car crash in Los Angeles on Thursday night, Et can confirm.

The car accident happened at the corner of Whitsett and Moorpark in Studio City, California, Lapd Officer Hayhurst tells Et. Hayhurst says Teller "got cut off" by another vehicle, but he was not transported to the hospital for any injuries, and neither was the passenger in his vehicle. However, the two passengers in the car that cut Teller off were transported to the hospital.

Both cars involved were towed from the scene. The investigation is still ongoing.

Watch: Miles Teller Debuts Sexy, Shirtless Transformation for New Role

The 29-year-old actor was driving with his girlfriend, Keleigh Sperry, at the time of the accident, TMZ reports, and the force of the crash caused his Ford Bronco to flip over.

Unfortunately, this isn't Teller's first experience dealing with a serious car accident. When the Whiplash star was 20 years old, he was involved
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Bleed for This review – swaggering boxing drama lacks emotional punch

Miles Teller is plenty tough as Vinny Pazienza, a real boxer who came back from awful injury to fight again, in an enjoyable film with little or no dramatic insight

Martin Scorsese serves as executive producer on this film, a feelgood boxing-comeback drama with superficial style borrowings from Raging Bull: sparring sessions going too far, family strife, fanatical dedication, woozy fight sequences, sans-serif intertitles. But this film – enjoyable though it is – doesn’t explore the real emotional pain that deeply, or at all.

Related: Aaron Eckhart: ‘I’m 48. For 20 years I’ve made mistakes’

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Exclusive: Bleed For This director Ben Younger on the boxing genre and Scorsese’s involvement

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When Martin Scorsese’s name appears in the opening credits for Bleed For This, as an executive producer, it worked as an immediate stamp of approval, from the man who has created arguably the very finest boxing movie of all time in Raging Bull. So we asked Ben Younger, director of this Vinny Pazienza biopic, about […]

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Exclusive: Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart on Bleed For This

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Having already portrayed a character who will not quit by any means, in the stunning drama Whiplash, Miles Teller returns to the screen to play another figure who doesn’t know when to give up – though this time it’s based on a true story, depicting the life of boxer Vinny Pazienza in Ben Younger’s Bleed […]

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Film Review: Bleed For This

  • CineVue
★★★☆☆ How many times has the line "Give me another shot" been uttered in a boxing movie? What is it about these fiercely stubborn, bloodied and bruised fighters that means they just don't know when to throw in the towel? Of all the human punching bags witnessed on film over the years, and of the many, many stories of triumph inside the ring in the battered face of adversity outside it, perhaps none are as deserving of cinematic treatment as Vinny Pazienza. With his first film since 2005 Meryl Streep-led rom-com Prime, Brooklyn director Ben Younger makes a complete change of direction, telling a remarkable life story with Bleed For This.
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How the director of Boiler Room made a comeback with Bleed For This

Ryan Lambie Dec 2, 2016

After a decade away from the camera, Boiler Room director Ben Younger's back with Bleed For This. Ryan charts his extraordinary return...

Ask director Ben Younger about his new film, Bleed For This, and he glows with enthusiasm: eyes flashing behind his large glasses, he'll talk eagerly about the energy among the cast and the stress of shooting a period boxing drama on such a tight budget. Ask him about his first movie, the 2000 crime drama Boiler Room, and the words flow less easily. There's a hint of regret in his voice, a pause or two as he thinks about exactly the right response: not because the movie wasn't any good - far from it, in fact - but because, he suggests, its success came a little too early and easily.

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Ben Younger interview: Bleed For This, Boiler Room, cookery

Ryan Lambie Nov 30, 2016

Ahead of his boxing drama Bleed For This, director Ben Younger explains how he went from Boiler Room to chef and back to filmmaking...

Bleed For This is a tale of two comebacks. The movie itself tells the true story of Vinny Paz, a boxer who suffered terrible injuries in a car accident, but through sheer grit and determination, defied his doctors' advice and made a spectacular return to form. Behind the scenes, Bleed For This also marks the return of Ben Younger after more than a decade away from the film industry.

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Younger's career took off at the start of the millennium with Boiler Room, a hit drama about white-collar crime starring Ben Affleck and Vin Diesel. A long and lucrative Hollywood career appeared to beckon,
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‘Bleed For This’ Director Ben Younger Says His Film Is For Audiences Who Don’t Care About Boxing

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‘Bleed For This’ Director Ben Younger Says His Film Is For Audiences Who Don’t Care About Boxing
Bleed for This” may look like any number of boxing movies that chronicle the career of a prize fighter, but the film is more about what legendary boxer Vinny Paz did outside the ring than inside. Based on the true story of Paz’s remarkable recovery after a car accident that left him with a broken neck, the movie stars Miles Teller as Paz and Aaron Eckhart as his trainer Kevin Rooney.

Read More: ‘Bleed For This’ Is A Boxing Movie With Too Much Heart, Not Enough Soul — Telluride Film Festival Review

During an interview with IndieWire at the Toronto Film Festival, writer-director Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”) explained that rather than telling the story of Paz’s entire boxing career, as a traditional boxing biopic might, he focused instead on the period that best revealed what kind of person Paz was: the year and a half immediately following his neck injury,
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Interview: Vinny Pazienza Put The Pressure on Miles Teller for Bleed For This

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As if there wasn't enough pressure on actors when playing a real-life, living person, imagine getting text messages from that person to "not screw it up." That's what happened with Miles Teller who portrays the charismatic and determined boxer Vinny Pazienza in Bleed For This who made a comeback to the ring after a severe spinal injury. Vinny Pazienza told Teller to put a banana in his "undies" and "eat nails for breakfast kid" while shooting. Watch as Teller explains the process of becoming Vinny Pazienza for Bleed For This, and the tips he got from Vinny.

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Movie Review – Bleed for This (2016)

Bleed for This, 2016.

Written and Directed by Ben Younger.

Starring Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Christine Evangelista, Ciaran Hinds, Amanda Clayton, Ted Levine, and Katey Sagal.

Synopsis:

The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.

Breaking the mold of boxing films (and comeback kid sports films in general) is a difficult task, but Bleed for This (written and directed by Ben Younger of Boiler Room fame) has the right angle to sidestep the pitfalls of clichés. Instead of focusing on slugging it out in the squared circle, Younger wants to tell what is undoubtedly the greatest injury return story of all time, which is Vinny Pazienza (Miles Teller) returning to the ring after a fatal car accident that almost rendered him dead and unable to walk again.
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Miles Teller Leads the Bleed for This Cast and Crew Into Spotlight at New York City Premiere

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Miles Teller Leads the Bleed for This Cast and Crew Into Spotlight at New York City Premiere
Heroes are a vital component of supporting the ideals, and helping, their society, but are unfortunately often only remembered in the immediate aftermath of their courageous actions. But some idols so gallantly define the odds in their contributions to their community that they’re long remembered by the people whose lives they impacted. That’s certainly the case with famed former professional boxer, Vinny Paz (who was known by his birth name, Vinny Pazienza, when he won his five world titles). Even after surviving a tragic car accident, the boxer was able to bravely overcome his injuries in order to enter the ring again and prove his everlasting worthiness as a fighter. [ Read More ]

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‘Bleed for This’ Review: Miles Teller Can’t Punch His Way Out of a Routine Boxing Movie

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‘Bleed for This’ Review: Miles Teller Can’t Punch His Way Out of a Routine Boxing Movie
The boxing drama “Bleed for This” has a powerful story and a strong lead performance in its corner, but falls short of knockout status. Hampered by clichéd writing and stereotypical portrayals, this extraordinary true-life account feels run-of-the-mill. As written and directed by Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”) it’s not a bad movie; it’s just too familiar and conventional. No doubt the comeback of Vinny Pazienza (a.k.a. “the Pazmanian Devil”) after a near-fatal car crash, a broken neck and paralysis must have felt like a cinematic win from the moment it was pitched. The tale’s powerful dramatic arc is undeniable.
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Miles Teller Is Hit with Some Bad News in 'Bleed for This' Clip

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In case this year's World Series didn't already make it obvious enough, sports will never, ever stop offering up underdog stories that defy everyone's expectations. In the realm of boxing there is perhaps no greater comeback story than that of Vinny Pazienza, a rising boxer in the '90s whose career was cut short after a car accident left Pazienza with a broken neck. Or, at least it should have been cut short. Every doctor and specialist Pazienza met with told him that...

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Bleed For This' Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart and Katey Sagal Talk Vinny Pazienza's Craziness

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Miles Teller portrays boxer Vinny Pazienza in an unbelievable comeback story that was too outrageous even for the big screen. Pazienza returned to the ring 13 months after breaking his neck in a head on car collision. He was so determined to enter the ring once again, he started working out five days after the accident. Teller, Aaron Eckhart who portrays his trainer Kevin Rooney, Katey Sagal as Vinny's mom and director Ben Younger chime in on whether Vinny Pazienza is truly a maniac.  

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