Mark Wahlberg has signed on for a movie based on a boxer who rose from nothing to climb all the way to the top. And now Brad Pitt is also in on the fun. That’s just awesome.
According to Mark Wahlberg, Darren Aronofsky’s The Fighter will begin filming this October. Awesome. You may remember that the film, a biopic on badass pugilist “Irish” Micky Ward, gained considerable traction in the press last year when Wahlberg and others compared it to a “new Raging Bull.” Brad Pitt later signed on to co-star as Ward’s brother/trainer
I love me some Marky Mark on the big screen and he has that genuine personality that makes you just feel for him in everything he does. And the guy is a far cry bigger than his old slender popstar days, but he was pretty buff then too. He’s always been fit, so a boxer is not a stretch.
I am looking forward to seeing how this works out. I always like those feel good stories about a regular joe who goes after his dreams and gets it. This sounds great to me.