Aronofsky to direct The Wrestler?
It seems that Darren Aronofsky is going to direct The Wrestler after he completes his film The Fighter, similar themes perhaps.
Hopefully this means that Aronofsky is not going to sign up Nicolas Cage, who we know is in talks, for the lead and get an actor with range and depth.
The story, according to Diva through Coming Soon, has the following right up:
"Randy "The Ram" Robinson, a 1980s-era star pro wrestler who has become a burnt-out shell of his former self. After he has a heart attack during a small-time match, a doctor tells him he could die if he fights again.
In an effort to build a new life, Robinson takes a job at a deli, moves in with an aging stripper and tries to build a relationship with her son. But the prospect of a rematch with his old nemesis the Ayatollah proves too tempting to resist, even if it means risking his life."
Wow, I'm thinking that his "in the ring enemy" might just have a name change before we see the film on screen!
The other day the news came through that Nicolas Cage was in talks to play the Wrestler. Does anyone fancy seeing Cage in the film? Could Darren Aronofsky pull something special out of him that we've seen in a few films before?