Here is the first trailer for The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams from director David O. Russell. Based on a true story, this film has Oscar written all over it. Christian Bale reportedly lost lots of weight and underwent extensive makeup to embody his character. Bale has done this in the past, losing large amounts of weight for his role in ‘The Machinist’. Wahlberg looks good in this role and has great chemistry on screen with Amy Adams and Bale and he look like they are real life brothers in the film.
Here is a brief synopsis of the film:
“Paramount Pictures’ inspirational docudrama exploring the remarkable rise of Massachusetts-born lightweight title winner “Irish” Micky Ward. A determined pugilist whose career in the ring was shepherded by his loyal half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale) — a hard-living boxer-turned-trainer whose own career in the ring was nearly sent down for the count due to drugs and crime — perennial underdog Irish Micky rebounded from a disheartening series of defeats to win both the WBU Intercontinental Lightweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title thanks to a fierce combination of determination and hard work.”
What are your thoughts of this film?