Paz's story has been told in the film Bleed for This, starring Miles Teller in a potential awards-worthy performance. Behind the camera was Ben Younger, a director who had his breakout years ago with Boiler Room, a movie that was a touchstone for guys my age. I had a chance to talk with Younger about Bleed for This, Teller's physical transformation and performance as Paziena, and more.
Excuse the opening intro where I have a complete brain lapse and forget Younger directed Boiler Room. We do talk about it during the interview in relation to the filmmaker he is now. Check it out below, plus our review of Bleed for This here.