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‘The Bleeder’ Clip: Watch First Footage of Elisabeth Moss and Liev Schreiber’s Dramatic Boxing Film

Moss gives a stellar performance as the boxing champ Chuck Wepner's second wife.

The Bleeder

This festival season there are a handful of boxing films such as “Hands of Stone” and “Bleed For This” that will aim to KO the competition. Add to that list Philippe Falardeau’s “The Bleeder,” which stars Elisabeth Moss and Liev Schreiber as the heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner.

The first footage of the sports drama, which will be screened at both the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, has just dropped and features a killer performance by Moss.

In the clip, the actress, who portrays Wepner’s second wife Phyllis, catches her husband chatting with another woman who doesn’t know he is a married man. 

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“The Bleeder” is the true-life story of boxing champ Wepner, who in 1975 went 15 rounds in the heavyweight world championship against the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. In the span of his ten years as a boxer, he lived a troubled life filled with booze, drugs, women and a variety of highs and lows. The New Jersey athlete was also the inspiration behind Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky character.

Ron Perlman, Jim Gaffigan and Pooch Hall co-star, as well as Naomi Watts who plays Wepner’s third wife, Linda. 

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Check out the latest clip below.

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