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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