Jeremy Renner is set to play legendary heavyweight boxer Rocky Marciano in “Undefeated: The Rocky Marciano Story”. The film will follow Marciano’s life from his childhood in Brockton, Massachusetts until his tragic death in 1969 as a result of a plane crash .
Marciano famously held the heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956 and is the only heavyweight champion in history to retire from his professional career undefeated, with a record of 49-0.
Samuel Franco and Evan Kilgore wrote the script with Morris S. Levy producing. The film and is currently seeking a director.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter