Ron Perlman has signed on for The Bleeder, the film that stars Liev Schreiber as heavyweight fighter Chuck Wepner. Perlman will play Al Braverman, the manager/trainer who guided Wepner to an unlikely title fight with Muhammad Ali. Ali is being played by Pooch Hall, who stars with Schreiber on Ray Donovan. The Bleeder also stars Naomi Watts, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Rapaport, Jim Gaffigan and Morgan Spector.

Philippe Falardeau is directing a script by Jeff Feuerzeig & Jerry Stahl and Michael Cristofer. Schreiber is producing with Mike Tollin, Carl Hampe, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman, with Jeff Rice exec producing.

Perlman is repped by Gersh and Link Entertainment.