Boxing with Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter
by Alex Billington
February 14, 2007
After my article a while back about boxing movies and why they're so enjoyable, I got pretty excited hearing about another one. This time it's called The Fighter and will star Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg together.
Variety reported that Paramount has greenlit and fast-tracked the project that will be 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. A script is being revised currently and if both like it they will take on the project which will begin filming in early summer in Massachusetts.
Given how good Rocky Balboa was, and how amazing both of these guys were in The Departed, and how much I love "Marky Mark" and Damon anyway, I don't think this could be a more exciting project! Let's hope it all comes through as planned.
Reader Feedback - 2 Comments
i think mark wahlberg is the sexiest man alive - i am a big fan, and dream of some day meeting him in real life. you rock marky mark and i love you!!!!
reneé kirsten on Sep 25, 2007
I am a Stunt Coordinator and an ASIAN BOXING CHAMPION. I have choreographed many Boxing and Action Scenes and i think i can be of great help to Darren Aronofsky for the Movie " The Fighter". Hope someone reads it................
TAPAN DAS on Jun 30, 2008
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