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Jenny Johnson suits up for Vinny Paz biopic

Jenny Johnson and Miles Teller on the set of “Bleed for This” in Rhode Island.
Jenny Johnson and Miles Teller on the set of “Bleed for This” in Rhode Island.

“Dining Playbook” personality Jenny Johnson has become the go-to reporter for film. Last year, she was asked to play a TV reporter in the locally filmed Denzel Washington movie “The Equalizer.” And this week she was in Providence playing a reporter in a scene in “Bleed for This,” the Ben Younger-directed, Martin Scorsese-executive-produced biopic of Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza, played by Miles Teller. As Johnson’s shoulder pads suggest, this scene takes place in the ’80s.

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