|Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter|
David O. Russell's (I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings) The Fighter won't be out until December 10, 2010, but a two minute-long Trailer of the film which aired during last night's Mad Men Season Finale, sure got a few people excited. The Academy loves a good Boxing movie as evinced by Best Picture winners, Million Dollar Baby and Rocky.
The film about Boxer Mickey Ward before he established himself in the professional ranks, looks rather intense and sure packs a punch especially with glimpses of its supporting cast including a barely recognizable Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo, who all transform into their characters. And I haven't even mentioned Mark Wahlberg's impressive physical transformation as lead character Ward.
Visit the official site for Paramount Pictures' The Fighter here.