May 20, 2009

Melissa Leo joins The Fighter

Via Variety:
Melissa Leo is in negotiations to star opposite Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg in Relativity Media's "The Fighter."
Paramount Pictures is distributing the David. O. Russell-helmed drama domestically.
Leo will play the mother of Bale and Wahlberg.
Film, which is scheduled to lense in the summer, tells the story of Boston fighter "Irish" Mickey Ward (Wahlberg) and how he was helped to the world lightweight championship by half-brother Dicky Eklund (Bale).
Leo, whose series "Treme" has been picked up by HBO, will be seen opposite James Gandolfini and Kristen Stewart in the upcoming indie "Meet the Rileys."
-This is coming together nicely, if I do say so myself...thoughts?


  1. she's gonna have quite the post nomination carrer, count on it...

  2. as long as she doesn't pop up in Transformers 3 or something she will...