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So last week I blogged about a potential movie called "The Prisoners" starring Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg and how I've got my fingers crossed that they film it in Boston (here).

This may have caused a little confusion for some of you because there is actually a 2nd Boston related movie in the works starring both Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg called "The Fighter." At least one commenter pointed that out in my previous post.

Pic tells the story of Boston fighter "Irish" Mickey Ward and how he was helped to the world lightweight championship by half-brother Dicky Eklund. Eklund once decked Sugar Ray Leonard and went the distance against the boxing legend before forfeiting his career to drugs and crime. He redeemed himself by training Ward through his Rocky-like run to the title.

From what I undertand Mark Wahlberg has always been attached to it, but the addition of Christian Bale is recent. His character was supposed to be played by Matt Damon, who was replaced by Brad Pitt, who was replaced by Bale.

So I guess Christian and Mark can just stay in Boston for several months and film both movies back to back. That'd be pretty sweet.


Click (here) for the Variety article.



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