Actress Amy Adams is reportedly in negotiations to star alongside Christian Bale
Dorchester native Mark Wahlberg in the made-in-Massachusetts flick "The
According to Variety, Adams is set to step in the ring as a gritty bartender from
Massachusetts who ends up dating Wahlberg's character, "Irish" Micky Ward.
Adams joins veteran actress Melissa Leo who is slotted to play Bale and
"The Fighter," which is scheduled to film in Lowell beginning in July, tells the
story of Boston fighter "Irish" Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and how he was helped to
the world lightweight championship by half-brother Dicky Eklund.
Bale, slotted to play fallen fighter Eklund who ends up in the slammer after a
drug-fueled robbery spree, reportedly got into character on Tuesday, May 12 by
shadow boxing Eklund on the streets of the Highlands section of Lowell.
On Monday, May 11, Wahlberg met with Eklund at the DoubleTree Hotel in
downtown Lowell to discuss locations to film scenes for the Ward biopic.
Relativity Media has stepped up to finance the film and Paramount Pictures plans
to distribute domestically.
Adams will next be seen in Sony's "Julie and Julia" alongside Meryl Streep.
Amy Adams is a contender for 'The Fighter'
by Roland Hansen
|Delta Films - Movie News
with a local focus
|This picture has nothing to do with the movie "The Fighter".
I just like seeing Amy Adams naked in my bed.
Melissa Leo is much to cute to be Mark Wahlberg's mother, his sister maybe but not his mom