Nolte, Hardy Recruited For “Warrior”

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.