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Amy Adams Joins Wahlberg and Bale in The Fighter

Now that the filmmakers have finally settled on the two male leads for The Fighter, a lady love has been cast. The endearing Amy Adams will join Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in the story about a famed Massachusetts boxer. Based on a true story, Wahlberg will play "Irish" Mickey Ward and Bale will play Ward's "trainer-brother" Dick Eklund, and the movie will follow "their early days on the rough streets of Lowell, Mass., through Eklund's battle with drugs and Ward's eventual world championship in London."

Amy Adams will take on the role of Charlene, "a tough, gritty bartender and former college high-jumper from Massachusetts who ends up dating Mickey." After playing so many cheerful, bright-eyed characters (ditzy Leslie Miller in Drop Dead Gorgeous, sweet Ashley in Junebug, optimistic Giselle in Enchanted, carefree Delysia in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day — and even the innocent Sister James in Doubt), I'm curious to see what Adams' "tough, gritty" character is like. Before this, however, we'll get yet another Adams fix when she appears this August with Meryl Streep in Julie and Julia.

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AmandaKrups AmandaKrups 6 years
emososays17, Lowell is not a dump! Well, maybe it was a decade or so ago, but they've really cleaned it up. I was born in Lowell and still go there to visit friends and go to the Lowell Folk Festival and whatnot. It's not like it's Lawrence!
bvfashion bvfashion 6 years
I'm excited for this! I loved Amy Adams in Sunshine Cleaning, and I'm intriqued to see how she'll play such a gritty character.
emososays17 emososays17 6 years
It'll be interesting to see Amy Adams play a girl from Lowell, the place is kind of a dump so it's def. a step out of her usual character. I hope they don't make them have ridiculous fake Boston accents for this movie though. Up in Lowell you rarely here the accent anyways.
cocom cocom 6 years
Love Amy Adams. It will be interesting to see her in a role like this.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 6 years
Fantastic. It's great that Amy is getting out from under the "perky / optimistic" role. While she was bitchy in Cruel intentions 2 and downtrodden in Sunshine Cleaning, tough and gritty will be a nice addition. And she's got the action chops to do it! Count me in!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
Sounds good
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