'Twilight' Star Peter Facinelli Will Play Boxer Vinny Paz In Upcoming Biopic!

Sat, April 17, 2010 12:45pm EDT by 1 Comment
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The Twilight vampire is ditching his fangs and stepping into the ring! He’s going to star in a new film about the true story of an inspirational boxer! Do you think Peter is the right choice to play Vinny Paz?

Peter Facinelli, best known for playing Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight series, is taking on a huge new role! The actor, also known for his role on Nurse Jackie as Dr. Cooper, will play boxing champion Vinny Pazienza in a biopic called Paz. The movie is about Vinny’s life and will focus on the boxer’s car accident which left him with a broken neck, after which doctors told him he would never box again. The boxer goes on to prove the doctors wrong, however, and becomes a world champion, beating Jr. Middleweight champion Luis Santana in 1991.

We can’t wait to see this film which is set to start filming some time in 2011. Do you think Peter will make a good boxer?

— Chloe Melas

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Beverly Leslie

Posted at 3:23 PM on April 17, 2010  

I think he’ll be good — especially if the boxer had a sense of humor. Peter is so funny on nurse jackieee!

Also i think the boxer in the photo looks like Alex from Greys Anatomy. He would have been good 2!

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