Official Poster Revealed for Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler

November 16, 2008
Source: InContention

Official Poster Revealed for Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler

Finally! We've been waiting and waiting to get our hands on this poster. Whenever I see a movie at a film fest and end up falling in love with it, I always hope that the poster turns out great so as to provide the perfect compliment to the movie itself. This poster for Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler does just that - it's a beautiful bit of imagery that captures exactly what the movie is all about. For those who don't know, it's about the rather lonely life that professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson lives. If you're lucky enough to have already seen it, then you know this is a great image to use. I just really hope that it catches the attention of more moviegoers as well, because The Wrestler deserves to be seen.

Thanks to the guys over at InContention (via SlashFilm) for finding this. I saw it on the red carpet at the AFI Fest premiere (where I saw the film for a second time) and have been waiting for it to show up online ever since. The trailer is due out later this week. Does it capture your attention?

The Wrestler Poster

The Wrestler is both directed and produced by visionary 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 first premiered at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival and was quickly picked up by Fox Searchlight for distribution. The Wrestler will hit very limited theaters starting on December 17th before expanding wider throughout January. Don't miss this - you will love it!

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Reader Feedback - 15 Comments


Going to see this tomorrow night, Q&A with Aronofsky.

tzarinna on Nov 16, 2008


who is mickey rourke?

Scott McHenry on Nov 16, 2008


Played Marv in Sin City

Shannon on Nov 16, 2008


save for the gross hair,this is an excellent poster

twispious on Nov 16, 2008


Who is Mickey Rourke?!

Nick Sears on Nov 16, 2008


Played Marv in Sin City

Al on Nov 16, 2008


Who is Mickey Rourke?

Peloquin on Nov 17, 2008


Is there some sort of inside joke I'm missing here?

Alex Billington on Nov 17, 2008


Haha...nah just thought it was funny that the same question was repeated twice in four comments so I figured I'd go for three and see if anyone responded...funny to see how close attention you pay to your posts.

Peloquin on Nov 17, 2008


I thought Sin City was Rourke's big resurrection movie.

the transpooper on Nov 17, 2008


Rourke was great in SPUN... can't wait for this! It's a wrestling movie, so maybe he'll bust someone in the head with a six pack of beer again...

milk on Nov 17, 2008


damn interrupted a good thing there.

Al on Nov 17, 2008


I can't wait to see this movie. I live near Miami so I'm hoping it will be released here in December. I can't wait!

Kathleen on Nov 17, 2008


No Really who is Mickey Rourke?

Shelby on Nov 17, 2008


Marisa Tomei was at the Q&A tonight along with Aronofsky. Interesting approach to this film worked really well, I thought. I certainly have a new respect for Rourke.

tzarinna on Nov 17, 2008

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