In an interesting development, some of us know actor Zach McGowan from the STARZ hit series, Black Sails while others may know him from the hit SHOtime comedy drama, Shameless. Well, as of this point, we can now chalk him up as one of at least two actors who will be portraying iconic boxing underdog Chuck Wepner on film, and for this, it's director Ken Kushner's American Brawler.
Los Angeles, CA, February 04, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Grodnik/Aloe Productions, Massive Film Project and Jars Media Group announced today the start of post production on their latest collaboration, American Brawler. Starring Zach McGowan (Black Sails, The 100, Shameless), Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect, Crank), Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black, 8 Mile, Hustle and Flow), and Joe Pantoliano (Memento, Matrix, The Sopranos), American Brawler is based on one of the most famous boxing fights of all time. It is the story of the rise and fall and redemption of a boxer.
Directed, written and produced by Ken Kushner (Murderland, Tapestry) and produced by Mary Aloe (Battle in Seattle, Mother's Day, Ten Thousand Saints), Dan Grodnik (Bobby, Mother's Day, Powder) and Rob Simmons (Ten Thousand Saints, Wild Oats), American Brawler wrapped principal photography in NYC and New Jersey in December and is now in post production with an expected 2016 theatrical release..