Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Morrison are set to star in the mixed martial arts fighting drama “Warrior” for Lionsgate reports Variety.
Nolte plays an ex-Vietnam vet boxer-turned-steel mill worker whose family was torn apart by his alcoholism; the now-sober and remorseful dad welcomes back his youngest son (Hardy) and trains him to compete in a mixed martial arts tournament. He and his older brother (Edgerton) are on a collision course in the ring.
Gavin O’Connor and Anthony Tambakis co-wrote the script which O’Connor (“Pride and Glory”) will direct and produce along with his brother Greg. Shooting begins in April in Pittsburgh.