Amy Adams Joins David Russell’s ‘Fighter’

Amy Adams is the latest name to join the cast of David O. Russell’s The Fighter as she joins Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo in the Paramount Pictures drama which is set to begin shooting next month in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The Fighter follows boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world lightweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO’d by drugs and crime. Adams will play Charlene, a tough, gritty bartender and former college high-jumper from Massachusetts who ends up dating Mickey. Leo plays Wahlberg and Bale’s mother.

Adams recently starred in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and is set to star opposite Meryl Streep yet again in Julie and Julia on August 7. She will also be seen in Anand Tucker’s Leap Year in which she plays a young woman who travels to Dublin to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day. When weather forces her to veer off course, she enlists a cynical Irish innkeeper (Matthew Goode) to join her on a cross-country trip.

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