Aronofsky to "Fight" with Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon

by | March 28, 2007 | Comments

Last seen together in Martin Scorsese‘s "The Departed," Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg will reunite for Paramount’s period piece boxing drama "The Fighter," and guess who’ll be directing? Darren Aronofsky.

Here’s how IGN Movies describes the project: "The film follows boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward’s (Wahlberg) rise to the Light Welterweight world championship and his relationship with his drug-addicted half-brother and trainer Dickey Eklund (Damon).

Great. Now we know how it ends. The folks over at The Hollywood Reporter also (wisely) note that this "straight narrative" piece will represent a general departure for Aronofsky. His previous flicks ("Pi," "Requiem for a Dream," and "The Fountain") were a bit more ‘experimental’ in nature. Either way, I wanna see this one. I’m a sucker for a good boxing movie.

Source: IGN Movies, The Hollywood Reporter