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Zach McGowan is boxer Chuck Wepner in trailer for The Brawler

With less than two weeks to go until the release of The Brawler, a poster and trailer have arrived online for the biographical boxing drama. Written and directed by Ken Kushner, the film stars Zach McGowan (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as boxer Chuck Wepner – the real life inspiration behind Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa – and also features Amy Smart (Justified), Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black), and Nick Loeb (Den of Thieves); take a look here…

Based on the true events behind “Rocky”. Local boxer, Chuck Wepner was slinging liquor in Bayonne, New Jersey when he got the call. Chuck was going to fight the Heavy Weight Champion of the World, Muhammad Ali. Chuck trained hard, pushing himself to the limit so he could go toe to toe with the greatest fighter of all time. His heroic battle with Ali was only the beginning of a wild ride that takes
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Zach McGowan as Chuck Wepner in Boxing Film 'The Brawler' Trailer

"I'm Chuck." "I know who you are..." Vertical Entertainment has unveiled the first official trailer for The Brawler, a new boxing film from produce / director Ken Kushner. The Brawler is yet another telling of the true story of boxer Chuck Wepner, a man from Bayonne, New Jersey who becomes an underdog boxer and gets a shot to fight the champ. Chuck is the real life inspiration behind the Rocky movies, and his story was already profiled in another film titled simply Chuck, with Liev Schreiber playing Wepner in that one. The Brawler stars Zach McGowan as Chuck, with a cast including Amy Smart, Joe Pantoliano, Taryn Manning, and Burt Young. This doesn't look like it's going to be any good, unfortunately, seems the other Chuck film is the better choice between these two. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Ken Kushner's The Brawler, direct from YouTube: The true
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