Miles Teller, star of Sundance hit Whiplash, will play the lead alongside Aaron Eckhart in Bleed For This. Synchronicity will introduce to international buyers at EFM this week.

Bleed For This tells the true story of world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza as he recovers from a near fatal car accident that left him with a broken neck and goes on to win more titles.

Teller will play Pazienza and Eckhart his trainer, Kevin Rooney.

Ben Younger will direct from his screenplay, with Martin Scorsese on board as executive producer. The producers are Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Ben Younger, Chad A Verdi and Noah Kraft.