Wow. I just watched this trailer for the first time and I have to say, even though I am not a boxing fan, this looks like a fantastic movie. The Fighter is based on the true story of boxer “Irish” Mickey Ward’s rise to win the lightweight and welterweight titles. He was helped to the ring by his former boxer brother Dickie Eklund. Mark Wahlberg is Mickey and Christian Bale plays Dickie. Amy Adams and Melissa Leo (love her) also star. I noticed in the trailer that they used actual footage from a fight that Mickey did as you can clearly see it is not Mark Wahlberg in the ring. I also noticed Christian Bale is sporting a receding hairline and bald spot for his role.
The Fighter is in theatres December 10, 2010.