New Photos and Set Footage from David O. Russell’s THE FIGHTER Starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale

     September 22, 2009

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I’m not sure what’s harder to believe: David O. Russell hasn’t gone ballistic on the set of “The Fighter”, that the movie is being made, or that there’s a photo of Christian Bale smiling.  Plenty of new photos from “The Fighter”, co-starring Mark Wahlberg, have popped up online and they show, well, fighting but also some family moments between Dicky Eklund (Bale) and his half-brother “Irish” Micky Ward (Wahlberg).  Hit the jump to see rare photos of the Smiling Bale and Mark Wahlberg’s post-punched face plus a short behind-the-scenes video.

The photos come from IAmRogue (via /Film) and you can see more images and set videos here.

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For those just tuning in, here’s a brief synopsis:

The Fighter, is a drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO’d by drugs and crime.

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