Russell Keen On “The Fighter” Sequel

“The Fighter” director David O. Russell tells MTV News that he’s very keen on continuing that story with a second movie:

“I think that would be awesome. I just love those characters and I think we could do a lot of fun and interesting stuff… I would do it whenever anyone says they’re ready, I’m ready to write it” he says and insists he’d have to be a part of any writing on the project.

Actor Mark Wahlberg has previously indicated a sequel would focus on his character’s trio of epic fights with Arturo Gatti. Russell says “I think Micky’s story has a lot of heart whichever way you cut it. You’d go towards the Gatti fights and you could go into the history of the family more. I really like the sisters.”