My Name is Lenny — Trailer

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added: Thu, Apr 27th '17

You probably know Australian actor Josh Helman as one of Immortan Joe's War Boys in "Mad Max: Fury Road." Or perhaps you saw him as the villainous William Stryker in the "X-Men" films -- or maybe as the creepy older brother in Starz's ballet miniseries "Flesh and Bone." Whatever the case, there's a really good chance you've never seen him quite like this before.

Check out the trailer for the gritty British boxer biopic "My Name is Lenny," in which Helman portrays a young Lenny (The Guv'nor) McLean, who was known as one of the most notorious bare-knuckle fighters in England.

(The real-life Lenny also made a memorable appearance as Barry The Baptist in Guy Ritchie's 1998 cult hit "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," which came out the same year he died.)

The film is directed by indie British helmer Ron Scalpello (Offender, Pressure) and also is loosely based on the 2016 documentary "The Guv'nor."

Co-starring English MMA fighter Michael Bisping (xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Chanel Cresswell (This Is England), and Nick Moran (Lock, Stockā€¦) with an appearance by the late, great John Hurt, in one of his last screen performances, "My Name is Lenny" will be released in the U.K. on June 9th.

synopsis:
Explosive and brutal, My Name Is Lenny is based on the true story of Britain's most notorious bare-knuckle fighter: Lenny McLean (Josh Helman). A known associate of The Krays, Charles Bronson and Ronnie Biggs, Lenny was an East End icon, bouncer and enforcer at the center of the unlicensed boxing world. Welcome to the no-holds-barred epic portrayal of his life, from a troubled and violent childhood to his early fighting years, exploring his loving but volatile relationships and bitter rivalry with Roy Shaw (UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping) all culminating in his championship win to become: THE GUV'NOR.

 

directed by   Ron Scalpello

starring   Josh Helman, Chanel Cresswell, Nick Moran, John Hurt, Michael Bisping

release date   June 9, 2017 (U.K. release)

 
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