Darren Aronofsky Taking on The Fighter
Back in February we brought you news on a project starring Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg called The Fighter. Today the real good news comes in about this project, and it's that Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain director Darren Aronofsky himself is in talks to direct. As a recap, it's about two real-life fighters from Massachusetts, 'Irish' Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his half-brother Dicky (Damon). The focus is on Micky's unlikely path to the world lightweight title.
The world of boxing movies just got a whole lot more exciting. I thought I loved boxing movies before, now I really can't wait to see this! Wahlberg and Damon are ready to commit to making Fighter their next movie if they like a rewrite that Paul Attanasio is doing. Filming could begin in early summer in Massachusetts. I hope he does a good job because I definitely want to see this one soon!