Amy Adams to join Fighter

The movie revolves around the life of boxer “Irish” Mickey Ward (Wahlberg) and trainer-brother Dick Eklund (Bale), chronicling their early days on the rough streets of Lowell, Mass., through Eklund’s battle with drugs and Ward’s eventual world championship in London.

Adams will play Charlene, a tough, gritty bartender and former college high-jumper from Massachusetts who ends up dating Mickey.

Melissa Leo also has been cast as Wahlberg and Bale’s mother.

The movie begins shooting next month in Lowell.

Adams next appears opposite Meryl Streep in Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia, which opens Aug. 7. The actress has also wrapped production on Anand Tucker’s Leap Year.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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