Watts, Schreiber Join Boxing Pic “Bleeder”

Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber and Christina Hendricks are set to star in the boxing drama “The Bleeder” reports Variety.

The story is based on the true story of former New Jersey heavyweight boxer and womanizer Chuck Wepner who boxed 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali and inspired Sylvester Stallone to pen “Rocky.”

Jeff Feuerzeig (“The Devil and Daniel Johnston”) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Jerry Stahl. Mike Tollin and Carl Hampe are producing.