If you’ve been looking for some action in theaters, save the date for Lionsgate’s new fighter film Warrior that’s already being called the most Rocky-esque film in over a decade.
Rising actors Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton come together to play two estranged brothers facing the match of a lifetime in this fighter tale, directed by Gavin O’Connor (Miracle).
Haunted by a tragic past, Marine Tommy Conlon (Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for Sparta, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history. A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan (Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned teacher, returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial ruin.
Lionsgate promises the there’s a “soul stirring, and unforgettable climax that must be seen to be believed.”
Watch the trailer and see Warrior when it comes out in theaters this Friday, September 9.