Melissa Leo Signs Up for The Fighter Opposite Bale and Wahlberg

May 26, 2009  |  1:00pm
Frozen River star Melissa Leo is poised to add The Fighter to her queue of roles following her Oscar nomination this year, according to Variety.

The movie will star Mark Wahlberg as a boxer and Christian Bale as his half-brother. Originally slated for director Darren Aronofsky as a kind of follow-up to The Wrestler, the movie will now be directed by David O. Russell, with plans to shoot this summer.

Leo will also star in the new David Simon/HBO series Treme and several other projects.

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