See the First Image of Miles Teller in 'Bleed for This' (Exclusive)

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The 'Whiplash' star plays boxing legend Vinny Pazienza, while Aaron Eckhart plays his coach.

Miles Teller, star of the Oscar-nominated Whiplash, lost a significant amount of weight for his next film, Bleed for This, based on the real-life story of boxing legend Vinny Pazienza.

Here, The Hollywood Reporter debuts the first image from the film, showing a lean Teller, bruised and bloodied, in the ring

Pazienza rocketed to fame when he overwhelmed undefeated champion Gilbert Dale in 1991, but his career in the ring was cut short when a near-fatal car accident meant he might never walk again.

Against doctor's orders, and with the help of infamous trainer, Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), he was able to make a triumphant return after months of training. Directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room), Bleed for This is now in post and The Solution is handling the film internationally at EFM.

Martin Scorsese is executive producing the film, with Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Ben Younger, Chad Verdi and Noah Kraft producing.

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