Today we have the first official trailer for David O. Russell‘s The Fighter. The drama stars Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams.
The Fighter tells the true story of Boston fighter “Irish” Micky Ward and how he was helped to the world lightweight championship by half-brother and his trainer Dicky Ecklund.
Ecklund was a journeyman fighter who sent Sugar Ray Leonard to the canvas in 1978. His career was derailed by drug addiction and a prison sentence. Upon his release, he convinced his younger brother, Ward – who had retired from boxing at 26 after losing four straight – to get back in the ring. Under Ecklund’s tutelage, Ward won the WBU Light Welterweight title and engaged in one of the greatest fight trilogies in history with Arturo Gatti.
Wahlberg plays Ward, a fighter who was losing bouts and was ready to hang up the gloves when his brother came back into his life. Ecklund turned his life around and helped his underperforming brother find the spark for a remarkable run that led to the world title.
Also stars Melissa Leo, Dendrie Taylor, Jack McGee, Jenna Lamia, and Bianca Hunter. The script was co-written by Paul Tamasy (Air Bud, Walking Across Egypt) and Eric Johnson with Scott Silver (Johns, The Mod Squad, 8 Mile).
The Fighter will arrive in cinemas on December 10th 2010.
Take a look at the trailer below and don’t forget to give us your thoughts in the comments section…