A new trailer has been released for David O. Russell’s upcoming film The Fighter. It’s a sports drama that takes place inside the world of boxing with Mark Wahlberg in the lead role. It also features Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and Amy Adams, so the film has more than enough talent to catch the attention of Oscar voters this awards season. Check out the new trailer 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 new trailer shows a lot more footage than the first, and gives us more insight into the story. It digs deeper into the relationship between Dickie and Mickey. On the outside it seems as if they have a great connection but judging from everyone else’s comments that’s not the case.
Apparently, Dickie might be using Micky for his own personal gains in the boxing world. But then again, the entire family looks like a group of white trash opportunists. Due to his dramatic weight loss, hair, and make up, Bale looks believably older than Wahlberg despite the fact that he’s 3 years younger than him in real life. Can we give this guy his first Oscar nod already?
The Fighter hits theaters on December 10th.
What do you think of the new trailer for The Fighter?