CHUCK (fomerly known as The Bleeder) is a biographical sports drama film directed by Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar, The Good Lie) and written by Jeff Feuerzeig (The Devil and Daniel Johnston) and Jerry Stahl (Bad Boys II). Premiered at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, the film stars Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Elisabeth Moss, Jim Gaffigan, and Ron Perlman.
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 (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?
- via IFC Films