The life of the late legendary real-life boxer, Rocky Marciano, is about to be brought to the big screen soon.
According to Variety, “Avengers” star Jeremy Renner is set to play Marciano in “Undefeated: The Rocky Marciano Story”, a biopic about the boxer who held the heavyweight crown for 4 consecutive years from 1952 to 1956.
The film will be the first authorised biopic on Marciano’s life. Morris S. Levy will be producing it while Samuel Franco and Evan Kilgore will be penning the script. The search for a director to helm the project is still underway.
The biopic will follow the boxer’s childhood right up to the plane crash that took his life in 1969. Till today, Rocky is considered as the only heavyweight champion who remained undefeated 49-0. He competed against Roland La Starza, Don Cockell, Ezzard Charles, Jersey Joe Walcott, and Archie Moore before retiring at the age of 32.
Renner is best known for his role in Marvel‘s “The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron“. He received an Academy Award nomination for “Best Actor” for his role in “The Hurt Locker”. He also appeared in a slew of commercially successful films such as “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation“, “The Bourne Legacy“, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters“, and “American Hustle”. He will return to reprise his role as Hawkeye in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War“.
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