Hey gang! Paramount Picture has released the first trailer for David O'Russell's The Fighter which stars Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg. The film tells the true story of Dicky Eklund (Bale), a real life boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded after a run of drugs and crime. This film looks like it's going to be fantastic, and after watching this trailer I'm really looking forward to seeing this film.
It looks like Christian Bale is going to give yet another stellar performance, as for Mark Wahlberg these are the types of roles he's great at playing.
Shepherded his half-brother “Irish” Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), Dicky had a Rocky-like rise to the world lightweight championship. Ward fought throughout the mid-’80s and ’90s, but he’s best remembered for three battles with Arturo Gotti, two of which went down as the greatest in the history of the sport. Amy Adams plays “a tough, gritty bartender and former college high-jumper” who ends up dating Wahlberg’s character.
The Fighter will be released in limited theaters on December 10th 2010 and will then open nationwide on December 17th 2010. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!