Melissa Leo is in negotiations to star opposite Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in Relativity Media’s The Fighter, reports Variety.
David. O. Russell will direct the Paramount Pictures drama.
Leo will play the mother of Bale and Wahlberg.
The film, which is scheduled to film in the summer, tells the story of Boston fighter “Irish” Mickey Ward (Wahlberg) and how he was helped to the world lightweight championship by half-brother Dicky Eklund (Bale).