Mark Wahlberg’s true-life boxing flick The Fighter has just premiered its first trailer online – and it’s certainly an attention-grabber.
Directed by David O. Russell, Wahlberg plays boxer ‘Irish’ Micky Ward, who struggles to balance his dreams of becoming a professional fighter with the demands of his family.
Thankfully he has Christian Bale as his brother helping to coach him, and Amy Adams hanging around as a potential love interest.
If you like your drama infused with messages of hope and inner grit, The Fighter looks like the film for you. Check out the trailer below…
The obvious comparison here is Rocky, but can Mark Wahlberg follow up The Other Guys with another stellar lead turn to match Stallone's star-making role?
Considering the pedigree of back-up he’s got behind him in The Fighter, we wouldn’t bet against him.
The Fighter opens on 4 February 2011.