Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ditching One Sort Of Wonderful...


... for a different sort of wonderful, with Mark Wahlberg as the constant. That seems to be the routine with this Fighter movie. Via Variety:

"Christian Bale and director David O. Russell are poised to get into the ring with Mark Wahlberg on "The Fighter."

... 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.

... Over the past few years, "The Fighter" has drawn some of Hollywood’s biggest talents but was KO’d on two previous occasions. The project first came together with Boston natives Wahlberg and Matt Damon toplining for director Darren Aronofsky. Damon dropped out and Brad Pitt was poised to replace him, but the picture still stalled. Then Aronofsky moved on.

Meanwhile, Wahlberg has continued to train for the pic and is in fighting shape."

Somenbody hide the kitchen knives - Christian Bale and David O'Russell are working together! Jinkies! I think I might have to take anxiety medication just thinking about it. And I love this "Wahlberg continued to train for the picture" meme, as if Mark Wahlberg is ever not cut from stone. The dude does crunches with his dick in his sleep.

Aaaaaanyway, this changing of the guard has managed to keep me interested in the film, so that's something. Everybody that's been attached is the sort that gets me into the theater, anyway.

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