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Brad Pitt to Replace Matt Damon in The Fighter

Yup. Pretty much what the title says.
Matt Damon was originally signed on to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter, but due to scheduling conflicts, Damon dropped out of the project. Brad Pitt is poised to take Damon's place in the film.

Refresh my memory...
As Variety puts it:

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.

So... they're replacing one handsome boxer with another?
Yes! It would be very cool if all three of these actors could be in this movie, but alas, there's only room for two. Still, if Damon has to be replaced with anyone, I'm completely okay with it being Brad Pitt.


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Jinx Jinx 9 years
LOL Trish!
SassAndBide SassAndBide 9 years
lol mats probably thinking 'damn hat guy, stole my job again' LOL
paradisee paradisee 9 years
luv them both
Jinx Jinx 9 years
I love Brad, but I love Matt too. Hmmmm what to think? lol
scoop45 scoop45 9 years
I luv em both! Lol
lizzy112189 lizzy112189 9 years
remember fight club!?!?! H-O-T-T!!!! i think brad really has a thing for boxing. he boxed in snatch, fight club, mr. and mrs. smith, this new one....anymore?
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Yes he did play a super-duper hot boxer in Snatch! Sigh. I love that movie!
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
If Pitt looks anything like he did when he was in Snatch I am so there. :)
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
i think Brad is a great choice. didn't he play a boxer in Snatch?
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Great news. What a winning pair this will be.
workinggirl83 workinggirl83 9 years
Brad and Mark Wahlberg? How good can it get!
dmblauren dmblauren 9 years
i love brad
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 9 years
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 9 years
mmmm Brad and Mark - brilliant!
lamb07 lamb07 9 years
true true
joanne joanne 9 years
I love both, but I think that Mark and Matt really look like brothers!
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