Release date: Friday December 10, 2010 (Wide) Genre: Drama Director: David O. Russell Studio: Alliance Films Producer(s): Todd Lieberman, Dorothy Aufiero, David Hoberman, Paul Tamasy Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo Official Site:thefightermovie.com Rating:Unrated Available film art: The Fighter movie posters
Synopsis Mark Wahlberg stars in Paramount Pictures’ inspirational docudrama exploring the remarkable rise of Massachusetts-born lightweight title winner “Irish” Micky Ward. A determined pugilist whose career in the ring was shepherded by his loyal half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale) — a hard-living boxer-turned-trainer whose own career in the ring was nearly sent down for the count due to drugs and crime — perennial underdog Irish Micky rebounded from a disheartening series of defeats to win both the WBU Intercontinental Lightweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title thanks to a fierce combination of determination and hard work. David O. Russell directs from a script by 8 Mile’s Scott Silver and Paul Attanasio (The Bourne Ultimatum).
If they ever get around to making the Justice League movie, Armie Hammer is set to take on the role of Batman:
Watch out, Christian Bale—there’s a new Batman coming to town!
His name is Armie Hammer, an unknown actor handpicked by Mad Max and Happy Feet director George Miller to play Bruce Wayne and his Caped Crusader alter ego in the upcoming superhero-filled Justice League Mortal.
Hammer insists he has not intention of stirring up a battle of the Batmans. “That guy’s got his s–t down,” Hammer says of Bale.
Even so, Hammer does point out that there’s at least one big difference between the two. “My codpiece is bigger,” he said with a laugh the other day from Vancouver, where he’s shooting the CW’s The Reaper (he plays the son of the devil).
While there have been reports that the Justice League flick has been shelved because of too many setbacks (including the writers’ strike), Hammer says he hopes to see it get made…
They were supposed to shoot in Australia, where Hammer and his castmates suffered through several months of physical training.
“I would spend hours training with actual guns to prepare me for this stuff,” Hammer said. “It was very intense. Our workout regimens were so rigorous that most of us would vomit.”
He added, “We weren’t trying to get ourselves aesthetically good looking. We were trying to get ready for the demands of shooting.”
Not that the 22-year-old great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer has anything to worry about in the looks department. At 6’5″ with a smile and hulking body to match, he has movie star written all over him.
He’s already been fitted for the superhero costume, which he says features functioning equipment, including trademark Batman weapons like spring-loaded titanium Bat-erangs. “I was looking down, and I was thinking, This is the best,” Hammer said of the first time he put on the entire ensemble. “Then I stood up, and they turned me around, and I faced a mirror—there was Batman. But then it hit me like a ton of bricks—it’s not just Batman, it’s me!”
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Arnold was spotted on the set of Terminator 4. Could he really be “baaack”?:
“I’ll be back,” indeed. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been photographed and videotaped chatting with actor Christian Bale on the set of Terminator Salvation, the fourth installment in the franchise that began with Schwarzenegger starring as the titular cyborg.
Ever since T4 became a reality, fans have wondered whether the Austrian Oak would be involved with the sequel given his political commitments. According to a scooper for Latino Review, which has posted a snapshot of Schwarzenegger and Bale having a casual conversation on the set, the “premise of Arnie’s involvement is to have a fully rendered digital face of Arnie replacing the recently cast Roland Kickinger (The younger version of Arnie).”
The site adds, “It seems the Director Mc G will in no doubt try all he can to ensure the Governator has some sort of involvement and as a result Arnold was on set providing key ADR (Voice over) for the visual effects guys to reference during post production.”
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IGN talks to Christian Bale (Batman), Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent); and director Christopher Nolan.
Believe it or not, it’s been over three years since Batman Begins reunited moviegoers with the Caped Crusader in Christopher Nolan’s bold, dark vision for the Gotham vigilante’s origin story. Now, with the introductions out of the way, Nolan’s returned to bring fans the next eagerly anticipated installment in the big-screen Batman saga. And he’s brought Christian Bale, the (sadly) late Heath Ledger, Golden Globe-nominated actor Aaron Eckhart, and a killer supporting cast along for the ride.
Bale once again embodies the Dark Knight in a film that takes him across the world in his quest to fight a growing criminal threat. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman has been making headway against local crime… until a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (Heath Ledger) unleashes a fresh reign of chaos across Gotham City. To stop this devious new menace — Batman’s most personal and vicious enemy yet — he’ll have to use every high-tech weapon in his arsenal and confront everything he believes.
We’ve been tracking the flick here on IGN — you know how we do! And we were recently fortunate enough to visit the TDK set and talk to the man behind the camera, the man behind one-half of a gruesome make-up job, and the man behind the cowl. Here are our interviews with Christopher Nolan, Aaron Eckhart, and Christian Bale.
Christian Bale has signed on to play John Connor in the upcoming Terminator 4.
So the rumours are true: Christian Bale will star in the new Terminator film, and is set to play… John Connor!
According to a report in Variety today, the Batman Begins star will play the human resistance fighter leading the battle against Skynet in the 4th instalment of the franchise, entitled Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.
The production is set to be helmed by McG, who previously directed the Charlie’s Angels films. Little is known about the plot at present, although the pic has been described as a “reboot” of the franchise — the first in a new series of films set to chronicle the war between humanity and Skynet.
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Doc Potter (Alan Tudyk), Dan Evans (Christian Bale) Ben Wade (Russell Crowe), Byron McElroy (Peter Fonda) and Glen Hollander (Lennie Loftin)
Synopsis: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans (Christian Bale), struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the “3:10 to Yuma”, a train that will take the killer to trial. On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn each other’s respect. But with Wade’s outfit on their trail — and dangers at every turn — the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man’s destiny.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Ben Foster, Peter Fonda, Vinessa Shaw, Alan Tudyk, Luce Rains, Gretchen Mol. Director: James Mangold
Rumor has it that the The Dark Knight will feature the origin story of the Joker. Read on:
Rumors are spreading online that The Dark Knight may feature an origin story of sorts for The Joker, played by Heath Ledger. If true, an origin subplot would help clarify discrepancies about the Clown Prince of Crime’s look in the Christopher Nolan-directed sequel to Batman Begins.
A blogger named “David” at blog.360.yahoo.com posted about his experience as an extra on the set of the forthcoming football drama The Express where he met another extra who claimed to have just worked on the Chicago shoot of The Dark Knight as Heath Ledger’s stand-in.
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Director Christopher Nolan’s, The Prestige worked it’s magic on the
movie-going audience last weekend to top the North American Box with $14.8
million. Surprisingly enough, The Prestige managed to hold off Clint
Eastwood’s, WWII drama, Flags of our Fathers, which debuted in third
place with $10.8 million. Martin Scorsese scores his biggest hit in recent years
with the The Departed, which is holding strong at second place with $13.6
million for a grand total of $77.0 million to date.
Sony’s animated feature, Open Season places fourth with $8.0 million,
and Flicka, Fox’s family drama, debuts in fifth place bringing in $7.7
million. Tied for fifth place, with Flicka was last week’s box office
winner, The Grudge 2 with $7.7 million.
Falling to seventh place is Universal’s political comedy Man of the Year
with $7 million. Director Sofia Coppola’s, Marie Antoinette opened in
limited release and places eight with $5.3 million.
Rounding out the Top 10 was Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,
which placed ninth with $3.9 million, and The Marine fell to10th place
with $3.7 million.
Sony’s Running With Scissors opened in limited
release, in only 8 theaters for a strong debut of $225,000, while the 3-D
version of Tim Burton’s, The Nightmare Before Christmas made $3.3 million
in limited release.
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