A new photo has popped up online from the David O. Russell boxing drama, The Fighter. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, along with Oscar nominees Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. It’s based on a true story and is scheduled to hit theaters sometime next year.
Check out Mark in his full boxing gear below…
From acclaimed director David O. Russell comes The Fighter, the powerful true story of professional boxers Dickie (Bale) and Micky (Wahlberg). Although they are half brothers, their careers take very different courses. Older brother Dickie does not suffer from a shortage of talent or confidence, but his lack of judgment and humility lead him down a path of self-destruction. After blowing his shot against one of the greatest fighters of his generation, Dickie descends down a dangerous road of drug addiction that robs him of his career, alienates his brother, and eventually lands him in jail.
Meanwhile, discouraged from yet another defeat, younger brother Micky, whose talent never seems to match the size of his heart, vanishes into early retirement. But his itch to fight never goes away, and when a rehabilitated Dickie is released from prison and takes over as Micky’s trainer, Micky transforms himself from an underdog into a world champion prized pugilist.
This film could possibly earn Wahlberg another Oscar nod, but in the lead actor category. The Fighter has had its fair share of production troubles before any other actors or even the director was on board, and Wahlberg stuck with it from the beginning to the end. On the other hand, this might also put a spotlight on Bale who’s always given strong performances, but hasn’t gotten his fair share of credit. It’s going to be exciting to see how all this unfolds.
What do you think of the photo from The Fighter?