Melissa Leo is in negotiations to star in “The Fighter” for Relativity Media and Paramount Pictures reports Variety.
The film tells the story of Boston fighter “Irish” Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and how he was helped to the world lightweight championship by half-brother Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale).
Leo will play the mother of Bale and Wahlberg. David. O. Russell will direct with filming to begin this Summer.