Paramount has just debuted the official trailer for David O. Russell’s The Fighter, their upcoming boxing drama starring an incredibly buff Mark Wahlberg as ‘Irish’ Mickey Ward, Christian Bale as his brother Dickie Eklund, and a supporting casting including a sultry Amy Adams. Another boxing movie? Yes, but this looks fantastic, I mean it. I love the energy, I love the build-up, this is one of those trailers that makes you want to stand up and cheer. I’ve heard some amazing things about this already, but it looks truly Oscar caliber. I think Bale, especially, Wahlberg and even Adams have a shot at some nominations. Watch below!
You can also watch the official trailer for The Fighter in High Definition on Apple
A look at the early years of boxer ‘Irish’ Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him in the mid-80s.
The Fighter is directed by David O. Russell, of Spanking the Monkey, Flirting with Disaster, Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees as well as the never-released project Nailed previously. Russell took over the project after Darren Aronofsky dropped out a few years ago. The script was co-written by Paul Tamasy (Air Bud, Walking Across Egypt) and first-timer Eric Johnson with Scott Silver (Johns, The Mod Squad, 8 Mile). Paramount is bringing The Fighter to limited theaters starting on December 10th with an expansion the following week.
Source: First Showing