Gavin O’ Connor’s upcoming film, Warrior, starring everyone’s favorite new star Tom Hardy, has received a release date and plot summary today. Releasing September 9th, the film will also star Nick Nolte, Noah Emmerich, Joel Edgerton, and Jennifer Morrison. The plot summary is as follows:
Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime – and the wreckage of their broken family – within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in Lionsgate’s action/drama, WARRIOR.
An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan 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, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past 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.
I’ve never been a big MMA fan but I am a Tom Hardy fan, so I’ll probably check this one out. That being said, until I see a trailer, I’m not completely sold on this one. I’m a lot more excited about some of Mr. Hardy’s other upcoming projects, such as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Wettest Country In The World.