When Martin Scorsese’s name appears in the opening credits for Bleed For This, as an executive producer, it worked as an immediate stamp of approval, from the man who has created arguably the very finest boxing movie of all time in Raging Bull. So we asked Ben Younger, director of this Vinny Pazienza biopic, about Marty’s involvement, and just why this sport translates so well onto the silver screen.

Bleed For This is released on December 2nd, and you can read our 4* review from Toronto here.