Warrior trailer has Hardy versus Edgerton
Gavin O'Connor has been quiet for a while, after the star cast Pride and Glory from 2008 marks his last outing as writer and director, but now he's back with a film about mixed martial arts, and the coming together of two great fighters in a championship that pits the best of the best together, two fighters who also happen to be brothers.
The set-up sounds interesting, but the trailer is really good and the mention of the great cast of Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte is enough to pique your interest. Hopefully enough to get you to watch the trailer.
Here's a full blurb for Warrior:
Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime - and the wreckage of their broken family - within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in Lionsgate's action/drama, Warrior.
An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father.
But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.
Okay, I'll agree that the set-up of the brothers who are undoubtedly going to be fighting in the final is a little convenient, especially with the father training one of them and not the other, but then it's everything around that story that seems to add depth and weight to it.
There's a lot in this trailer that suggests more than just a fight film and more than the core plot might suggest, at least I hope that's the case.
Being a huge fan of Tom Hardy anyway I'm excited to see him in this, and just look at the glimpses of the work he's done on himself, he's looking huge. You would not mess with this guy, or Joel Edgerton for that matter.
You can see the trailer for Warrior over at Apple Trailers in high definition and right here:
Well? Has it grabbed your interest?