Amy Adams, Melissa Leo join The Fighter club

Adams-LeoEarlier this year, I said that Mark Wahlberg must have breathed a sigh of relief when it was announced that Christian Bale and director David O. Russell came to the rescue of the production of a long-awaited project he has championed called The Fighter—based on the true story of how “Irish” Mickey Ward (played by Wahlberg, of course) became a championship lightweight boxer, aided by his former druggie half-brother (played by Bale).

If the negotiations reported last last night by Variety conclude successfully, he’s probably going to break out into a victory dance, for Amy Adams (the upcoming Julie & Julia) will be joining the cast as ”a gritty bartender from Massachusetts who ends up dating Wahlberg’s character.” THR also notes that Academy Award nominated actress Melissa Leo (Frozen River) has been cast as Wahlberg and Bale’s mother.

Shooting begins next month in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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Posted on June 30, 2009 at 21:15 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by Gerald Dudley
    on 2009-07-01 at 06:02
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    So are they going to use the Dropkick Murphys song dedicated to that same character? Their stuff worked out well for Scorsese in The Departed.

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