New Set Photos & Videos From ‘The Fighter’

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 14th, 2013 at 3:38 pm,

Three weeks ago, video blogs and pictures from the set of David O Russell’s The Fighter were posted by a user called “The Fighter” on IAmRogue. The only problem was that nobody knew about their existence, so you might not have heard anything about it. Until now, that is.

If you remember a couple of months ago, a photo was released showing an emaciated Christian Bale walking around on set. Now, for those interested, you have a veritable treasure trove of photos and videos for your perusing.

Check them out:

The Fighter centers around professional boxer Micky Ward (Wahlberg) in a real life Rocky-like story. With the help of his half-brother, Dickie Edlund (Bale), whom is a former boxer-turned-trainer and recovering drug addicted goes on to battle Arturo Gotti in three separate fights, two of which have been called the greatest matches in the history of the sport.


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Micky (Mark Wahlberg) reflects on his situation.

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Micky (Mark Wahlberg) takes a beating from Mungin (Peter Cunningham).

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Dickie (Christian Bale) and Alice (Melissa Leo) greet Sugar Ray Leonard in the casino hallway after the Mungin fight.

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Dickie (Christian Bale) watches his brother Micky fight Mungin.

Below you’ll find a set of video blogs entitled “From The Set: The Fighter”

Here we see Mark Wahlberg training train with the real Micky Ward and Dickie Edlund of whom this film is based on.

Wahlberg training with the actors/boxers playing his opponents in the film.

Wahlberg talking about why he wanted to play this character and what it means to him.

I’ve been of two minds regarding this film. I’m still not confident with Mark Wahlberg in a leading roll (See: The Happening), but I enjoy David O. Russell’s work (See: Three Kings) and Christian Bale has been in some great movies lately (not so fast Terminator Salvation and Public Enemies). Still, I think this film has some promise. I have a feeling that this movie might be worth watching, just to see Bale’s performance.

What do you think? Has The Happening soured your view on Wahlberg as a leading man? Has the world forgiven Bale for Terminator Salvation? Is this a movie you’ll be going to see?

While no specific date has been announced, The Fighter will hit theaters in 2010.

Source: IAmRogue [via:]

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  1. why does christian bale look like a crackhead? seriously.

  2. Bale looks like a crackhead because his character in the film IS a crackhead. So he is doing his job well.

  3. @George
    Because his character is a crackhead.

    Marky-Mark is a hit or miss type guy. The Happening wasn’t…well, happening, but I liked him in the football movie and in The Italian Job. I may give this a shot.

  4. Hey Tony, can I sue since my email address is IAMBORGHUE? Come on, they look similar. :-P

  5. Ah, John, you got to the comment before me! Great name, BTW. :-)

  6. I didnt know anything about it before.
    I MIGHT go see it now.

  7. i think wahlberg is a great actor, and this movie seems fair enough. i havent seen the happening tho, but bale and wahlberg must be a hit:o xD

  8. I didn’t see “The Happening”, but I generally like Mark Wahlberg’s films. I thought Shooter was decent and so was Four Brothers. However, the material for this one doesn’t haven’t me thinking must see. Right now it’s a rental, but I might change my mind after hearing some feedback on it.

  9. Christian Bale is the supreme character actor, always going to the extreme for his roles.

  10. A must see for me personally.

    Bale, yet again, is 100% dedicated to his character. For all the crap he gets, he’s still one of the best actors working today.

    Wahlberg is also part of many good and entertaining movies, like people have mentioned before.

    He looks decent in his training. I really do hope he puts in the work to make this looks realistic. He still looks green, no head movement and he’s really jumping for those uppercuts.

  11. i liked Bale in “public enemies” he’s more badass than Depp , he acted Purvis as a cold-heart tortured puritan .

  12. The happening was not a good movie and I’m a m night fan so that tells u something about it.

    Shooter was good though.

    I’ll check this out at some point.

  13. Both great actors. Can’t wait for this film bale is the man.

  14. I can’t wait to see the film!