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