Take a look at a new clip from Gavin O’Connor’s “Warrior”, featuring Tom Hardy stepping into the ring and taking on an MMA fighter and making mincemeat of him. It’s a cool clip, and Tom Hardy is fierce in it, and makes me hate the fact that we already know that the film’s two brothers end up fighting each other in the film’s Third Act. I mean, that makes for nice drama and all, but couldn’t they have sold the film without revealing that in all the trailers? I guess we’ll never know.
An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, (Joel Edgerton) a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family after being suspended from his day job. Even though years have passed, recriminations and betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan’s unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.
Starring Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich, Denzel Whitaker, Kevin Dunn, Bryan Callen, Frank Grillo, Kurt Angle, and Jake McLaughlin.
Stepping into the ring September 9, 2011.
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