Here's the first official poster for David O' Russell's next film The Fighter, which stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo and Jack McGee. Earlier today we showed you a great TV spot for the film that if you haven't seen, you should check out. I'm really looking forward to this film. It's got a great cast and a solid story.
The film is based on the true story about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his unlikely path to become world lightweight champion. Bale plays Dicky Eklund, Micky's half-brother and a talented fighter who once went the distance with Sugar Ray Leonard in a title fight but then turned to crime and landed in prison. Then he turned his life around and helped his underperforming brother find the spark for a remarkable run that led to the world title.
The film will get a limited release in theaters on Dec. 10th before expanding wide on Dec. 17th.