- Cast: Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Robert Wahlberg, Jack McGee, Dendrie Taylor, Jenna Lamia, Bianca Hunter, Chanty Sok, Erica McDermott, Sean Patrick Doherty, Caitlin Dwyer, Salvatore Santone, Sugar Ray Leonard, Jackson Nicoll, Anthony Molinari, Sue Costello, Hunter Wilichoski, Melissa McMeekin, Rich Rothbell, Billy "V" Vigeant, James Shalkoski Jr., Dale Place, Jeremiah Kissel, O'Brien Kate B, Joe Lupino, Steven Barkhimer
- Director: David O. Russell
- Writers: Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington
- Producers: Dorothy Aufiero, David Hoberman, Ryan Kavanaugh, Todd Lieberman, Paul Tamasy, Mark Wahlberg
- Co Producers: Ken Halsband, Jeff G. Waxman
- Executive Producers: Darren Aronofsky, Keith Dorrington, Eric Johnson, Tucker Tooley, Leslie Varrelman
- Art Direction: Laura Ballinger
- Casting: Sheila Jaffe
- D.O.P.: Hoyte Van Hoytema
- Editor: Pamela Martin
- Makeup: Donald Mowat
- Music: Michael Brook
- Production Design: Judy Becker
- Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
The Fighter 2010 film is a drama based on a true to life story of a boxer “Irish” Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and his half-brother Dickie Eklund (Christian Bale). Dickie guided his brother for the world light welterweight title. Dickie was once a boxer who turned to be a trainer after nearly being knocked-out by drugs and crime. Charlene (Amy Adams)is Irish’s love interest in the movie.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
- MPAA Warning: Language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality
- Production Companies: Mandeville Films, Relativity Media
- Production Schedule: 13 July 2009 - 26 August 2009
2010 Guide Analysis: "His highly troubled and still unreleased ensemble drama "Nailed" stopped and started several times due to funding deficiencies, so it came as a surprise that the next effort from famously caustic filmmaker David O. Russell ("I Heart Huckabees," "Three Kings") went so smoothly. Paramount has not set a release date as yet but it would hardly be a shock if they line up this as one of their potential awards contenders.
Darren Aronofsky was originally slated to direct Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon (later Brad Pitt replaced Damon) with the film being lined up to shoot early 2008. Then of course came the writer's strike which pretty much grounded the project. Aronofsky turned to "The Wrestler" instead while Pitt left the project, and post-strike problems with financing and casting kept cropping up to interfere.
Then back in April both Bale and Russell joined the production with shooting finally getting underway in early July and completed by late August. Reports from the set indicated everything went fine without any major issues, though photos show Bale with a frighteningly gaunt visage that looks like he has dropped to his lowest weight since "The Machinist" (though not quite THAT far thankfully). No materials have yet been released so far, so we don't know just yet how the final product will look."