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Liev Schreiber To Play The Inspiration For 'Rocky'

May 11th, 2011 9:51pm EDT

Liev Schreiber Celebrity couple Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are to team up in new boxing movie The Bleeder.

Schreiber will reportedly play New Jersey heavyweight Chuck Wepner, who was dubbed "The Real Rocky," in the film.

Wepner famously stood up to Muhammad Ali in his prime in 1975 and became the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's Rocky film.

Mad Men star Christina Hendricks is also on board the biopic, which is currently being shopped around at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

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Photo Credits: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

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