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“The Fighter” announced as tonight’s “Secret Screening” at AFI Fest

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: David O. Russell’s “The Fighter” was just announced as tonight’s “Special Screening” at AFI Fest 2010. The boxing drama, which stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams, will screen at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre at 9:30 p.m. Free tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m.

Over the next few weeks, the last of the “mysterious” films harboring Oscar dreams will begin to screen for wider audiences, revealing almost all of the awards players and determining where they land on the board.

Once “The Fighter” drops tonight, we’re really only waiting on Joel and Ethan Coen’s “True Grit” and “How Do You Know” from James L. Brooks. “The Tourist,” with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie,” seems to be more of a mainstream play than an Oscar contender. The same goes for Paul Haggis’ “The Next Three Days” with Russell Crowe.

As for “The Fighter,” it recounts the true story of boxing champ Micky Ward (Wahlberg), who has to overcome the mistakes of his half-brother, Dicky (Bale), before he can triumph. If you’re not in L.A., you’ll have to wait until Dec. 10, when Paramount will open it in select cities before it goes wide on Dec. 17.

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One Comment

  • November 9, 2010 | Permalink |

    Can’t wait to see “The Fighter.” Wish I were in L.A. so I could go tonight. Bummer, I’ll have to wait until Dec. 17 to see it in Minnesota. There is such positive buzz about Bale’s performance by those who have already seen the film. Bale always gives his “all” to his work, and this role will be no exception, I am certain.

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