He’ll star alongside real-life wife Noami Watts and Mad Men’s Christina “that dress” Hendricks.
Wepner will be familiar to boxing fans as he as he was a relatively unknown fighter when he went toe to toe with Muhammad Ali in 1975. He wasn’t expected to win, but he did well, even knocking Ali down at one point before taking a brutal beating which would see him lose the fight in the final 15th round. Sylvester Stallone credits him and his tenacity for the inspiration for Rocky Balboa.
Jeff Feuerzeig, who directed the acclaimed documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston is behind the script and will be behind that cameras when Schreiber gets into the ring later this year.