Trailer: David O. Russell’s The Fighter Starring Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg
David O. Russell hasn’t completed a movie since 2004’s pretentious I Heart Huckabees. Since then he has taken on The Fighter, a project that was initially intended for Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler). Well the trailer is below after the jump and looks like any great underdog story.
The movie stars Mark Wahlberg as “Irish” Micky Ward, a real boxer from the 1980s who is regarded as a working class hero in Massachusetts. Christian Bale stars as his half-brother Dickie Eklund, a former pro fighter who became his trainer, while Amy Adams (who was fantastic in Doubt) plays his wife Charlene.