But it looks like a comeback might be on the way. Variety report that Younger has signed on to direct the independent boxing drama "Paz," which tells the story of Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza (also known as Vinny Paz, and The Pazmanian Devil), a middleweight boxer whose world-title-chasing career was seemingly over when he broke his neck in a car accident, only for him to stage a remarkable, against-the-odds comeback.
Chad A. Verdi, a childhood friend of Pazienza, and Noah Kraft (Peter Facinelli's "Loosies," which opened last week) are producing, while Angelo Pizzo, a man who knows a thing or two about inspirational sporting stories thanks to his work on "Hoosiers" and "Rudy," penned the initial script, although Younger is expected to rework it. It's the kind of film that could be predictable and familiar, but we're certainly interested to see if Younger can bring something interesting to the table. Filming is planned to get underway in September.