A new clip surfaces from "The Wrestler" starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd Barry, Wass Stevens, Judah Friedlander, Ernest Summer, Dylan Keith Summers, Tommy Fara, Mike Miller, Marcia Jean Kurtz, John D'Leo, Ajay Naidu and Gregg Bello.
Acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky helms the touching drama which Robert D. Siegel wrote. Strange how someone who wrote "The Onion Movie" spoof comedy can move onto something so powerful and beloved by all who see it.
"The Wrestler" finds limited theatres on December 17th. It first premiered at the Venice Film Festival this year, taking home the prized Golden Lion award.
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What's "The Wrestler" about?Back in the late ‘80s, Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey.
Estranged from his daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) and unable to sustain any real relationships, Randy lives for the thrill of the show and the adoration of his fans. However, a heart attack forces him into retirement. As his sense of identity starts to slip away, he begins to evaluate the state of his life -- trying to reconnect with his daughter, and striking up a blossoming romance with an exotic dancer (Marisa Tomei) who is ready to start a new life. Yet all this cannot compare to the allure of the ring and passion for his art, which threatens to pull Randy “The Ram” back into his world of wrestling.
Director Darren Aronofsky presents a powerful portrait of a battered dreamer, who despite himself and the odds stacked against him, lives to be a hero once again in the only place he considers home – inside the ring.
THE WRESTLER had its North American premiere at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Film Festival. Directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Rob Siegel, THE WRESTLER stars Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood. The film was produced by Scott Franklin and Darren Aronofsky thru Protozoa Pictures. Vincent Maraval, Agnes Mentre and Jennifer Roth served as executive producers and Mark Heyman co-produced. THE WRESTLER will be a limited platform release starting on December 17, 2008.