The Ocean StateÂ is going to be the site of another movie beginning this fall.Â This one about the comeback ofÂ worldÂ champion Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza .Â “Bleed for This” is being produced in part by Verdi Productions/Woodhaven Production Co. in East Greenwich, RI.Â Local filmmaker/actor and NEIT Digital Recording Arts (DRA) Technology graduate, Tom DeNucciÂ is currently part of Woodhaven Production Co.
From the Providence Journal:
Vinny Paz film to begin shooting in Rhode Island this fall
“Bleed for This,” the film about the life of local boxing legend Vinny Paz, will begin shooting in the fall with an estimated budget of $16 million, according to the Rhode Island Film & TV Office.
Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen (“American Beauty,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) will join Chad Verdi of Verdi Productions/Woodhaven Production Co. of East Greenwich, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Noah Kraft as producers on the project. Writer/Producer Ben Younger will direct.
“Bleed for This” tells the story of world champion Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza who suffered a near fatal car accident but went on to win three additional world boxing titles in the 1990s.