Nick Nolte along with Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Morrison are set to star in director Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior. A drama set in the world of mixed martial arts fighting. Production begins in April in Pittsburgh.
Nolte plays an ex-Vietnam vet boxer-turned-steel mill worker whose family was torn apart by his alcoholism; the now-sober and remorseful dad welcomes back his youngest son (Hardy) and trains him to compete in a mixed martial arts tournament. He and his older brother, played by Edgerton, are on a collision course in the ring.
O’Connor wrote the script with Anthony Tambakis.
Hardy starred in RocknRolla and Layer Cake, and Edgerton just starred in The Waiting City and The Truth About Men. Morrison, who stars in the Fox series House, will next be seen in the J.J. Abram’s Star Trek.
O’Connor had originally wanted Nolte to play the patriarch in his last film, Pride and Glory, but the actor had to bow out due to a knee problem and Jon Voight stepped in. Nolte was last seen in Tropic Thunder.
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