Christian Toughing Up

One actor lawyering it up right now, “Murder in the First” star Christian Slater, could be headed in a more macho direction. Boxer Vinny Pazienza is talking to Slater about playing him in a biopic. Paz, who recently beat Roberto Duran by decision, came back from a near-fatal car accident and a broken neck to fight again.

At a post-fight party organized in Atlantic City by the Gotham club Scores, Pazienza talked about the pic to thesps Nicolas Cage, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Charlie Sheen and Eric Roberts. They began disparaging the pugilistic powers of Slater, who wasn’t present, and argued which among them was the toughest. A bystander said Roberts could probably take them all – at one time.

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