Aronofsky to direct Wahlberg, Damon boxing movie

28 03 2007

Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream) is in final negotiations with Paramount to direct the boxing movie starring Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. The story is based on the life of boxer ”Irish” Mickey Ward (Wahlberg) and his trainer brother Dick Eklund (Damon), their early days on the rough streets of Lowell, MA and Ward’s eventual world championship in London. Wahlberg and Damon are from Boston, and Aronofsky and Damon both went to Harvard. Sources say Aronofsky is waiting for a rewrite from Paul Attanasio before he signs onto the project. (Hollywood Reporter)

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