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The Fighter - More Info

5/11/2009 12:36:00 AM
So a little more info on one of the movies that Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg are doing together - The Fighter (here). As you may recall the other one that they're doing is called "The Prisoners" (here).

Christian Bale as Lowell legend Dicky Eklund? So says Variety. The Dark Knight has signed on to costar with Mark Wahlberg in "The Fighter," the story of local boxing champ Micky Ward and Ward's half-brother, Eklund, who trained him. Wahlberg and "Fighter" producer Dorothy Aufiero, who supervised production on "Good Will Hunting," have been trying to get a green light for the movie for years. Brad Pitt was originally cast as Eklund, but yesterday Variety announced Bale's involvement and reported that David O. Russell, who worked with Wahlberg on "Three Kings" and "I Heart Huckabees," had signed on to direct. Originally, "Wrestler" director Darren Aronofsky was supposed to helm the project. Aufiero told us she's fine with the personnel changes. "Love it, love it," she said. "I'm ecstatic over Christian Bale. I think it's going to be a great film."

The rest of the blurb talks about hopes that the film will be shot locally - which would be awesome. Also mentions that filming could start as soon as July. Good stuff!

Click (here) to read the Globe blurb.


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