I’ve got a soft spot for boxing movies even though they invariably follow the same story arcs. The Fighter looks to be no exception and stars Mark Wahlberg as legendary retired boxer Micky “Irish” Ward as he struggles with a tough background and volatile older half-brother and ex-boxer Dickie Eklund (Christian Bale) who himself is battling a crack addiction.
The ever lovely Amy Adams (although we’re not sure if we’ve forgiven her for Leap Year) will play Wahlberg’s love interest.
It’ll be directed by David O’Hara (I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings) who takes the reins after Darren Aronofsky passed on the project. Presumably Ward’s celebrated trio of fights against Arturo Gatti will be a feature of the film which will be released in December.