On Friday, Nov. 7th, 2014, CES Boxing will team with Verdi Productions to give away 100 VIP ringside tickets to Bleed For This, the film based on the life and career of five-time world champion and Rhode Island icon Vinny Paz.
Fans who attend Friday’s boxing event, “Winner Take All,” at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., can win front-row tickets to be in the boxing scenes that will also be filmed at Twin River beginning Wednesday, Nov. 12th. CES Boxing and Bleed For This will also be raffling off restaurant gift certificates, flat-screen televisions, tickets to Rhode Island premiers, boxing gloves signed by Paz and actors from the film, plus a chance to have lunch with Paz himself.
Stars from the film will be on hand for Friday’s event, including actors Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now, That Awkward Moment and Generation X), playing the role of Paz and currently starring in Whiplash; Golden Globe nominee Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen, I and Frankenstein); and Ciaran Hinds (Frozen, Munich, The Road to Perdition and Harry Potter); writer and director Ben Younger (Boiler Room and Prime); Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen (American Beauty and Silver Linings Playbook) and producers Noah Kraft and Pamela Thur.
Bleed for This is executive produced by Martin Scorsese and also stars Katey Sagal, known for her role as the iconic character Peggy Bundy on the now-syndicated hit series Married … With Children and her portrayal of Gemma Teller Morrow on Sons of Anarchy.
The film tells the true-life story of Paz, a five-time world champion who suffered a broken neck in a near-fatal car accident at the peak of his career. After months of recovery, Paz ignored doctors’ orders and returned to the gym under the guidance of former Mike Tyson trainer Kevin Rooney and made his triumphant return a year later, winning three more world titles before the end of his career.
Three thousand extras are needed to fill the Event Center at Twin River on Nov. 12th, including 1,500 from 6 a.m. to noon and an additional 1,500 from 1 to 7 p.m. Food and soft drinks will be served. All VIP winners from Friday’s event are required to be on set for the full 12-hour day.
For more information on the event or to sign up to be an extra visit www.bleedforthisevent.com or www.verdifilms.com. Anyone turned away due to capacity will be guaranteed another spot as an extra during fight scenes filmed at Providence’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Tickets for Friday’s boxing event start at $40 and can be purchased online at www.cesboxing.com or www.twinriver.com, at the Twin River Box Office or by phone at 401-724-2253/2254. Doors open at 6 and the first bout begins at 7 p.m. “Winner Take All’ is an all ages show. All fights and fighters are subject to change.