New Photos of Mickey Rourke in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler
A whole batch of new promo photos for Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler have just appeared, which makes me excited, but probably won't do much for anyone else. I'm very curious how this movie is going to be sold. I don't like wrestling in the least, but because Aronofsky directed it, I want to see it. But I think that wrestling factor is going to be a big one to get over. Even looking at these photos I imagine most people are going to be instantly turned off because it feels like a wrestling movie and I'm not sure that's what it is or that's what they want it to look like. The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke will premiere at the Venice Film Festival first before eventually showing at the Toronto Film Festival this September.
Thanks to SlashFilm for first debuting these photos. They're a big supporter of the film as well and I'll most likely be seeing The Wrestler for the first time with Peter from SlashFilm. I'm quite excited to see it, but still really don't know what to expect in the slightest. What are your thoughts?
Tells the story of retired professional wrestler, Randy "The Ram" Robinson, making his way through the independent circuit, trying to get back in the game for one final showdown with his former rival.
The Wrestler is directed by indie filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, of Pi, Requiem for a Dream, and The Fountain previously, with a script written by Robert D. Siegel, of only The Onion Movie previously. The film will premiere at the Venice Film Festival this year and doesn't officially have a US distributor just yet.