It’s been a while since we heard anything about Paz, a movie detailing the life of Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza. He was a world champion before almost dying in a car accident, but not only did he recover…he came back and won THREE more world championships!
As far back as March 2010, Vinny himself was saying that PFach would be playing him in the movie about his life, and went on a news show with Michael Corrente to confirm it (it’s an interesting pre-Loosies video too):
A little over a year later in June 2011, though, PFach didn’t exactly confirm that he’d be playing Paz:
“I’m attached to it,” Peter told AccessHollywood.com of the film-in-the works, based on the life story of the Italian-American former world champ, who formerly went by Vinny Pazienza. “It’s pending script. Right now the script’s being written, so if the script is up to par, I’d love to do it.
“I’ve met Vinny Paz and I think his story is very inspirational,” Peter added. “It’d be fun to do a boxing movie.”
(You can read the entire article here.)
After Loosies‘ January 2012 theatrical release, Verdi Productions turned their attention back to Paz, with a press release stating that filming would begin in September of this year, and that principal cast would be announced soon. Vinny visited Verdi Productions the next day (pics here) and then again a couple of weeks later (pics here). Sounds like things were picking up steam!
Right now the movie isn’t listed on PFach’s official IMDB page, but then again the page for Paz doesn’t have any actors listed either. Notably, though, it was said in the news story below that there’s “no word yet on who will play Paz.”
Granted maybe that means that they just haven’t officially signed anyone yet, so unless PFach himself or Verdi Productions wants to give us a hint, we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed that we’ll be able to add a BoxerFach tag soon!