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Aronofsky to direct The Fighter?

DarrenAronofsky.jpgThere's a rumour starting about who will be the Director of the Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon starrer The Fighter.

The film follows the life of the boxer called "Irish" Micky Ward, played by Wahlberg, a fighter who was doing really well and then suffered a string of defeats. He hung up his gloves for three years and then made a startling comeback.

According the the rumour none other than Darren Aronofsky is set to take the Director's chair. Screenwriters Paul Attanasio and Lewis Colick wrote the final draft of the script, both of whom have some strong writing credits to their name. The rumour comes from IGN through /Film.

It's amazing how some Directors anage to keep going. Not making any personal judgements about Aronofsky's work, but how can Aronofsky make a film like The Fountain which performs so badly for the studio and then other Directors with much stronger track records make one bad film and struggle to get moving again? It's a strange place Hollywood.

Aside from that I think Aronofsky can produce some great work, Requiem for a Dream is an excellent film, but tough to watch, and it would be interesting to see him come more to the mainstream with two leading actors such as these and give his usual twist of style to the film.



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