As David O. Russell’s “The Fighter” moves through pre-production, Variety is reporting that the film may have picked up the lovely and talented Amy Adams to join Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg. According to Variety, Adams would play a gritty bartender from Massachusetts who ends up dating Wahlberg’s character, “Irish” Mickey Ward. The story follows Ward’s rise to the world’s lightweight championship with the help of his half-brother, played by Bale. To read Bale’s comments on the filming and his current physical training for the role, click here.
I’m always happy for any Adams’ casting. She’s undoubtedly one of the best actresses working today and while I have nothing against Wahlberg or Bale, they’re going to have to hold their own when they share the screen with her. Adams will next be seen with Meryl Streep in “Julie and Julia”, which, fuck all y’all, I’m looking forward to.