Tom Hardy’s upcoming film Warrior has had a bit of a troubled history. It was shelved for a while but when it finally debuted at CinemaCon last week it earned rave reviews. Now that Lionsgate knows that they have a hit on their hands they are starting to market it. Today we get the first trailer for the film and it really does look fantastic. With its September 9th release date not too far off, it’s time to start getting excited for this one. Gavin O’Connor (Pride and Glory) will direct and in front of the camera will be Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.
As I said before, the trailer is awesome and if the finished product is anything like what we see here, this is going to be one hell of a film, possibly even Oscar material. Even if you’re not a fan of MMA (which is what the film revolves around), it seems like you’ll still be able to enjoy it due to the strong acting and compelling story. Enough rambling though, check out the plot summary and trailer below and see what you think.
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 Conlon (Tom Hardy) returns to hishometown 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.