Paramount Pictures today released the first trailer for The Fighter which follows boxer “Irish” Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and his unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky (Christian Bale), a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO’d by drugs and crime.
Bale lost a lot of weight for this role. Nothing close to what he did to his body for The Machinist, but you can tell he’s skipped a few meals to get the ‘drugs’ look. We could be expecting a few nominations early next year if this trailer is anything to go by.
You can watch the trailer below:
Amy Adams also stars as the love interest of Mark Wahlberg’s character.
Directed by David O. Russell (Three Kings), The Fighter will be released December 10th alongside The Tourist and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.