Jeremy Renner To Play Rocky Marciano

Jeremy Renner is set to play a boxer named Rocky, no not Rocky Balboa but rather Rocky Marciano – the real life heavyweight boxer and champ whom Stallone’s character idolised in the early “Rocky” films.

“Undefeated: The Rocky Marciano Story” will follow Marciano’s life from childhood until his death in a plane crash in 1969. Marciano held the heavyweight crown from 1952 to 1956 and is the only heavyweight champion to retire from his professional career undefeated – with a record of 49-0.

Morris S. Levy will produce the film which has been penned by Samuel Franco and Evan Kilgore and is currently seeking a director.

Source: THR