First Trailer for Warrior Starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton
Posted 04.08.11 by Ryan
New images from co-writer and director Gavin O'Connor's Warrior, starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton, were just revealed this week, and now the trailer for the movie has come online.
Warrior is likely going to draw comparisons to The Fighter because both movies are about fighting and the leads are brothers, but, unlike The Fighter, Warrior isn't based on a true story, is set in Pittsburgh, and is about Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and not boxing. So, really, Warrior isn't about The Fighter at all outside of fighting and siblings.
Check out the synopsis before watching the trailer below.
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 (Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), 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 (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. 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.
Next Showing: Warrior
opens Sept. 9