IFC has released the first trailer for it's biopic on the man who inspired Sylvester Stallone's 'Rocky'. Liev Schreiber stars as Chuck Wepner alongside co-stars Naomi Watts and Elizabeth Moss as Wepner's two love interests. Directed by Philippe Falardeau.
Chuck Wepner is a former heavyweight boxing contender who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali and fought a live bear. After becoming the muse for 'Rocky', Wepner's newfound fame causes him to spiral out of control. He finds himself in a life of drinking, drugs, and infidelity. Chuck tries desperately to keep the people he loves the most from leaving and shows us the human aspect of coping with sudden fame.
Watch the trailer here: