Freaky New Photos from The Fighter

September 22, 2009

Lest we forget, David O. Russell is hard at work on a flick called The Fighter. It stars Mark Wahlberg as the boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and Christian Bale as his trainer Dicky Edlund, an ex-boxer and ex-drug addict. A couple set photos surfaced months ago, but now we've got some honest-to-goodness production stills. You won't want to miss these.

What's even cooler and stranger than Wahlberg and Bale starring in a film together (with Bale as the supporting lead in a movie about fighting of all things) is Bale's appearance. He looks gaunt, which isn't terribly unusual for him, but also kind of sickly. They thinned his hair and withheld his food, and now he's all tendons and goofy grins. The man knows how to take a break from being Batman.

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So in case it wasn't evident from the title, there's going to be fighting in this movie. This could be the next great boxing movie. Hell, it could be the next great David O. Russell movie. It's been a long while since I ♥ Huckabees and we all remember how well that went down with audiences. Will this film be a redemption of sorts for everyone involved?

Source: Paramount Pictures

 

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