Damon and Wahlberg together again, but this time without the guns!
Published at: Feb. 14, 2007, 2:31 a.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I meekly took my first steps outside since getting hit with that horrible flu upon my return from Sundance/Santa Barbara today in order to pick up that nifty Best Buy Exclusive tin case for THE DEPARTED 2 Disc SE DVD.
Now the news hits that Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon are reteaming for THE FIGHTER. Granted, it's not the most exciting title for a movie ever, but it sounds pretty decent. You have the real life story of a Boxer (Wahlberg) and his trainer brother (Damon) that involves a kind of Rocky-like "rising from the streets" start... but with drugs and a World Championship fight in London. Not in Boston this time, but not far removed, either. The setting is Lowell, Mass. I'm sure there's more to it, but that's what I know at the moment.
The two were electric together in THE DEPARTED and I'm happy to see what comes of this FIGHTER movie.