“Five Good Years” marks the first independent production for the newly-formed Four Legged Pictures and is shaping up to be one of year-end’s most auspicious enterprises. The original, fact-inspired screenplay by Bruce Reisman and Kris Black, telling the story of a West Virginia coal miner forced into the boxing ring to save his ailing mother, is attracting truly legendary names both in front and behind the camera.
Breaking news story of Sugar Ray Leonard and his involvement in the dramatic boxing film “Five Good Years” as an actor and boxing expert. Includes video interview between Ifelicious and Sugar Ray Leonard.
Unpretentious. That’s what I thought as I hauled my bohemian hold-it-all bag full of my journalist gear up to the address given to me for Fortune Gym. It’s a word I don’t get to use often enough in Hollywood, but it also describes Australian native, former heavyweight contender, and owner, Justin Fortune. As I walked inside, everyone was at total exertion as their gloves made contact with punching bags and sparring partners. Home to 6 pro and 3 MMA pro fighters, there was no one dabbing their faces with plush white spa towels as they marveled at themselves in the mirror.
Tabloids have been abuzz the past few days regarding reality TV bad boy hearthrob’s Jason Wahler, formerly of MTV’s “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills,” arrest in Cabo, Mexico. Jason continues his long down-spiral, which insiders say began last Fall when Wahler was fired by producers Bruce Reisman and Kris Black from their upcoming feature film “Five Good Years.”
In previous posts, I’ve mentioned Hustle and Flow’s Taryn Manning has joined the cast and that they were close to sealing the deal with Entourage star Jerry Ferrara…Now, Bruce Reisman shares the company’s intentions of pursuing Kathy Bates (from Revolutionary Road, About Schmidt, and Misery just to name a few) to join the cast.