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Old 03-28-07, 05:42 AM
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The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

From Hollywood Reporter

I am a Darren Aronofsky fan but...

Another true story of a boxer's fall-and-rise? Meh. And Damon and Wahlberg now playing brothers? Double meh.
Old 03-29-07, 12:00 AM
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I'm interested to see what he can do with a 'regular' film. Could be good.
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No, say it isn't so, Darren, say it isn't so...
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I'd wait until seeing the film or at least wait until it's done being filmed and we have seen a few trailers before even beginning to wonder if this is some kind of sellout or cash a paycheck film. On paper, Cinderella Man and Raging Bull are both boxing biopics. But they are hardly what I would call similar films.
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He is actually lucky to be getting high profile work like this. Aronofsky has never made a hit movie or even one which made over 15 million in the U.S. box office. The Fountain failed at the box office in spite of a decent budget and some name stars. Studios are not charities, even for the most talented.
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Let the poor guy make a few bucks and then go back and make some more art.
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I read that his career is in desperate need of a hit. So, there it is.
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After The Fountain, I am stunned he is able to do anything... what a waste that movie was.
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
After The Fountain, I am stunned he is able to do anything... what a waste that movie was.


Spoiler:
jk, but seriously, you didn't appreciate any of it?
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Thats funny!! I really enjoyed the score for the Fountain, does that count?
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

Looks like Aronofsky is OUT.
David O. Russell (my, my he is certainly staying busy this year) Is IN as new Director
AND Christian Bale is now the co-lead along with Marky-Mark who is still slated to star.
This makes sense and I think this is good news. Russell has worked with Wahlberg on both Three Kings and I heart Huckabees (which I believe are two of his best performances.)
http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/article...aces-aronofsky
and:
http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/04/20/...er/#more-25553
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

David O. Russell & Christian Bale in the same flick.
Talk about powder kegs.
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

Originally Posted by JPRaup View Post
This is awesome!

I thought this was an early thread about The Wrestler.
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

I've always loved that Ari animation and I love The Fountain, so great job on that. I'm sure Aronofsky can bring his style to this picture regardless of him being a late addition...I'm looking forward to it.
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

Isn't he working on a reboot of RoboCop now? Maybe The Wrestler gave him enough street cred for him to drop out of The Fighter and pick up a possible cash cow in RoboCop. I'm all for it, I like his movies and I appreciate him as an artist but homey's gotta get paid.
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
David O. Russell & Christian Bale in the same flick.
Talk about powder kegs.
Just what I was thinking. Time to sign up to be their DVD documentarian.
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

Will David O. Russell play the fighter?
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

I thought this was an ealry thread on the new teen fighting movie I've been seeing ads for lately. Isn't that called The Fighter too. I read the thread title thinking "holy shit, Aronofsky directed THAT!"
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

I think it's just called Fighting
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
I think it's just called Fighting
Worst. Title. Ever.
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

I actually was wondering what would happen if Russell and Bale were doing a movie together, if the world would blow up and shit.

Finally, the first movie to ever have its filming broadcast live on pay-per-view!
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

Can't wait for the inevitable on-set blowups to be leaked to YouTube!
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

Melissa Leo will play the mother of Bale and Wahlberg.
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re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

Amy Adams to join cast
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Re: The Fighter (Russell, 2011): Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg

Originally Posted by Grubert View Post
Another true story of a boxer's fall-and-rise? Meh. And Damon Wayans and Wahlberg now playing brothers? Double meh.
I really don't see this. At ALL.

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