Our second Best Picture nominee of the day, in celebration of some of the showcased acting nominees, is The Fighter. As we mentioned, the film is a true-life drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO’d by drugs and crime. Scott Silver (8-Mile) and Paul Attanasio (The Bourne Ultimatum) penned the script, which was directed by David O. Russell.
Tune in tomorrow as we showcase more nominees for the big show!