The first trailer for Tom Hardy's Warrior arrives

Brothers clash in the MMA drama

The first trailer for Tom Hardy's mixed martial arts drama, Warrior, has landed online.

The movie sees Hardy and Joel Edgerton (Attack of the Clones, Animal Kingdom) play brothers who go head to head in a UFC-style fighting competition.

Edgerton's character hogs the trailer: his reluctant bruiser is torn between supporting his family financially and getting professionally pummelled.

Hardy, who's hulked up impressively again for the role, is trained by his former-alcoholic father, played by the inimitably gruff Nick Nolte.

The focus seems to be on metaphorical emotional bruises over the literal ones, although there's the promise of plenty of intense grappling action.

Check the trailer out for yourself here:

 

Warrior is released on 23 September 2011.

 

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Comments

    • magicwings

      Apr 8th 2011, 12:52

      Is this not using the exact same title card designs as "The Fighter"?!

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    • gonzoBen

      Apr 8th 2011, 12:57

      Hmmm... looks alright. Hard to tell from that.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Apr 8th 2011, 12:59

      Man, trailers these days show you everything... There's no point in seeing this now... the end!

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    • ChrisWootton

      Apr 8th 2011, 12:59

      Man, trailers these days show you everything... There's no point in seeing this now... the end!

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 8th 2011, 17:54

      Looks a little cliched to me.

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    • Frankie88

      Apr 8th 2011, 19:43

      Illegal underground fighting is not MMA; granted it could technically be thought of as MMA, cause figherts can mix things up (see) as there're no rules. MMA, however, is a sport with rules, regulations and legal promotions, it has evolved over the last two decades and continues to do so, and gradually grows in popularity. But I think this movie is as much about mixed martial arts as The Fighter was about boxing. Still its a pleasure to see some action, especially given cinematic treatment; that slam takedown was great. Hope they give some attention to ground game and submissions rather than just (T)KO wins, even though it all depends on fighter's style and background. Also, I have agree with ChrisWootton on trailers - it's too much.

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 9th 2011, 3:20

      Anderson Silva FTW !!!!

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