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Brad Pitt Replaces Matt Damon in "The Fighter"

Posted: September 21st, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Brad Pitt Replaces Matt Damon in "The Fighter"Submit Comment
Brad Pitt is poised to star alongside Mark Wahlberg in "The Fighter," the Paramount Pictures drama about boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward and his unlikely path to become world lightweight champion.

Pitt will replace Matt Damon, who had too many projects on his schedule to make the film during the time that Paramount wanted.

Pitt is in negotiations to play Dicky Eklund, Mickey's half-brother and a talented fighter who once went the distance with Sugar Ray Leonard in a title fight but then turned to crime and landed in prison. He turned his life around and helped his underperforming brother find the spark for a remarkable run that led to the world title.

Talks are under way for Pitt to make the film with Wahlberg after he completes the Kevin Macdonald-directed "State of Play" for Universal.

Scott Silver is working on the latest draft of the script, and the film will be directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Click here to read more about "The Fighter."

Source: Variety


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Nohands[NL] writes:
on September 21st, 2007 at 2:47:46 AM

Pitt is to much in every movie latest years, do he need the money?

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