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.
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.